The New Know-Nothings

The New Know-Nothings In Recent Years, Political, Religious, And Other Special Interest Groups Have Waged War On Behavioral And Social Research Projects That Threaten Their Interests And Values They Have Hounded Researchers Out Of Universities, Cut Off Their Funding Through Congressional And State Legislative Pressure, And Harassed Them With Public Demonstrations And Picketing, All In The Hope Of Forcing Them To Abandon Their Research Formerly Such Unwanted Involvement Came From Activists On The Left Now It Comes From All Across The Political Spectrum, As Anti Science Attitudes And Techniques Have Diffused Throughout Society In Addition, Conservative And Religious Forces Lobby Congress And State Legislatures Against Funding For Major Research Projects Of Which They Disapprove This Phenomenon Represents A Grave Threat To Both Scientific Freedom And The Well Being Of Modern Society.Morton Hunt Gives Us The First Serious Overview Of This Threat To Behavioral And Social Science Research He Illustrates Precisely How Scientific Research Has Been Subjected To Political Attack The New Know Nothings Illustrates This Phenomenon Using In Depth Case Histories And Background Discussions Of The Conflicting Social Forces Involved It Considers The Prevalence Of Each Form Of Opposition Of Research Has Been Subjected To Political Attack The New Know Nothings Illustrates This Phenomenon Using In Depth Case Histories And Background Discussions Of The Conflicting Social Forces Involved It Considers The Prevalence Of Each Form Of Opposition To Research, Using Interviews With Expert Observers In The Sciences And Government Hunt Reviews The Nature Nurture Debate, Biological Contributions To Gender Differences, Conservative Opposition To Sex Research In The Schools, The Debate Over The Controlled Drinking Approach To Alcoholism, Animal Rights Versus Scientists Rights To Use Animals In Research, The Controversy Over Day Care, Anthropological Research Needs Versus The Native American Repatriation Of Remains, And Other Cases He Argues That Beyond The Specific Projects Targeted, The Most Important Thing Threatened Is The Social Valation Of Scientific Freedom The Belief That It Is Permissible And Laudable To Obstruct Research Is Neo Luddite, Obscurantist, And Anti Intellectual.This Comprehensive, Nonpartisan Study Is Possibly The Only Book Length Treatment Of This Important Subject It Treats Attacks On Science From Both The Left And The Right And Is Timely, Lively, And Accessible In Style It Will Be Of Interest To Behavioral Scientists And Scientists In General, Readers Interested In The Sciences And In Social Issues, And Government Policymakers. The book gives an excellent history of politically and religiously motived attacks on the social and behavioral sciences up through the late 1990s The material is almost 20 years old, so it badly needs an update, but as the author died in 2016 that will have to come from someone else Everyone connected with science, either as a practitioner or a consumer of the benefits of science which includes everyone who can read my review on a computing device, or even just read should be aware of how f The book gives an excellent history of politically and religiously motived attacks on the social and behavioral sciences up through the late 1990s The material is almost 20 years old, so it badly needs an update, but as the author died in 2016 that will have to come from someone else Everyone connected with science, either as a practitioner or a consumer of the benefits of science which includes everyone who can read my review on a computing device, or even just read should be aware of how fragile the source of all human progress is More directly, in story after story in the book, we read about rather naive scientists who embarked on what they saw as promising lines of research with no idea of the pre scientific orthodoxies they were about to enrage In some cases, the scientists in question unwittingly did things to make themselves larger targets for example, by rely
This is from the 90s, so the research topics are dated while the argument for free and open research is not Hunt looks at numerous research controversies and how political, etc., beliefs put the research at risk Four stars because the research topics are balanced Minus a point because, as an overview, Hunt can t delve into specific projects very well.Take the Bell Curve, which was huge in the 90s Hunt focuses on the charges of
Many cases of anti racists, feminists, religious groups and various other special interests calling to shut down scientific inquiry that might problematize their preconceived beliefs maybe a little to indi

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The New Know-Nothings
  • Morton Hunt
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 0765804972