Lyne, John
June 2005
Argumentation & Advocacy;Summer2005, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p38
Academic Journal
The article presents a critique on a rationale for inquiry on the controversy between science and technology proposed by scholar Tom Goodnight. In view of the narrative about the negotiation of trade-offs between prudential reasoning and modern epistemic techniques, it is interesting to see the rhetorics of scientific modernity and common sense being used on all sides of the evolutionary divide. The controversy over Intelligent Design theory may rekindle hopes for an audience that embodies a scientifically literate common sense. British zoologist Richard Dawkins made some claims about the role of rhetoric in his own work, giving some sense of the possibilities for rhetorical self-awareness among scientists.


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