ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Public Understanding of Science-Why Scientism Beats a Retreat

The public understanding of science as hitherto instituted was not so much a domain for research as it was of practical activity. The prutcipal focus, emphasised by both scientists and lay people, was of a pedagogic nature: the intent being to inform programmes of science education and the popularisation of science. However, the shifting ideological horizon of science has necessitated rethinking on issues concerning the public understanding of science.

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