Science, Search and the Public

R. K. Belew

Ethics at the Frontiers of Science
Univ. San Diego
14 April 2008
(Talk slides 1.6M Zip archive)


As with almost every modern human activity, the way science is done is being dramatically changed  by the internet.   Further changes, including:
guarantee the scientific process is bound to change even more in the near future.  This lecture will provide a brief introduction to these dynamics, and then address several questions, including:


  1. Open Access? Bob Campell and Harold Varmus debate with Edward Stourton, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, March 10, 2004
  2. Information Liberation Daniel Akst: Wall Street Journal March 7, 2008; Page W13
  3. What’s the Genome Worth? Steven Shapin: Review of A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by Craig Venter. London Review of Books Vol. 30 No. 6 20 March 2008
  4. The last lecture of Randy Pausch, 18 Sept 07, ETC.CMU.EDU also via  YouTube