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Modern Science in Crisis

Consumers' Association of Penang
ISBN: 967-99908-6-9 84 pages 14x21.5cm
Third World: US$4.00
Others: US$6.50

Modern science has not succeeded in solving the Third World's social problems; instead it has begun to be used increasingly as an instrument for its further subjugation. With applications of modern science, we have created the potential for a high-tech holocaust that could wipe out mankind. Why? What could have gone wrong with the scientific enterprise? This book contains the Declaration and Conclusions of the International Conference on 'Crisis in Modern Science'. It discusses:

*How so-called scientific advancements in energy, agriculture, healthcare and telecommunications have left the Third World increasingly under the control of the rich nations;

*Indigenous systems of Third World science that have been supplanted and suppressed by modern science, and which should be promoted as alternatives for the future.

It provides a scathing and comprehensive critique of modern science, as well as the essential ideas for a reconstruction of holistic alternative science that respects life.

CONTENTS

Preface
Chapter 1: General Declaration
Chapter 2: Science, Technology and Natural Resources
Chapter 3: Science, Inequality and Inability to Meet Basic Needs
Chapter 4: Linkages Between Economics and Modern Science
Chapter 5: Science and Hazards in Technology
Chapter 6: Science and Racism
Chapter 7: Science, Women and Sexism
Chapter 8: Science and Militarization
Chapter 9: Energy
Chapter 10: Agriculture
Chapter 11: Health
Chapter 12: Telecommunications and Micro-electronics
Chapter 13: The Concept of Appropriate Technology and Industrialization
Chapter 14: Science Education
Chapter 15: Science Policy and Management
Appendix 1: List of Participants

 


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