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FAITH: More Than One Way to Practice the World

Frederick Grinnell

in Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195064575
eISBN:
9780199869442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064575.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Implicit in human experience are potential insights about how to control the world (the scientific attitude) and about the meaning and purpose of the individual and of life (the religious attitude). ... More


The human foreground

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The local human population around Budongo is increasing rapidly. The natural doubling rate of the population is 25 years, added to which is the near-continuous immigration from people looking for ... More


Public Lands and Waters and Changes in Conservation

Mike Dombeck

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines biocultural landscapes through the dual lenses of biology and policy. It suggests that great advances in conservation were always preceded by changes in public attitudes. Today, ... More


Considering Privacy Protections for Human Research

Suzanne M. Rivera

in Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027465
eISBN:
9780262320825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects requires consideration of risks in the context of everyday life. As our attitudes about privacy in everyday life change, this chapter argues ... More


New Technologies, Public Perceptions, and Ethics

Brian Johnson

in The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter argues for the wisdom of proactive engagement with stakeholders. It examines the possible public attitudes toward new technologies for constructing protocells. This chapter shows that ... More


Changes in Mammalian Carnivore Populations

Adrian P. Wydeven and Charles M. Pils

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines historical changes in Wisconsin's carnivore populations. Populations of carnivores have changed in terms of both their abundance and their distribution in the state. Some ... More


Changing conservation behaviors

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198716686
eISBN:
9780191797477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The road to behavior change is paved with many theories. The disciplines of education, sociology, and psychology offer a number of ideas about human behavior that can be used to design programs that ... More


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