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American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780520076891
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520912137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0006
American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress

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This chapter examines Newcomb's perception of the institutional deficiencies of American science and his resulting call for wider public support of science. Seeking to convince the citizenry of the benefits of science, he argued that fuller public adoption of the method of science would engender social progress.

Keywords: Simon Newcomb; institutional deficiencies; American science; social progress

Chapter.  6121 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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