This piece belongs to the series "How to Think About Science"
Produced by David Cayley
Other pieces by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Posted on May 02, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Ruth Hubbard brings to light the importance of the role society and culture play in science. This is a very important aspect of science that most people (including scientists) don't think about very critically. Science does not objectively learn about the world and the way it works. Rather, the things scientists study and the way this information is used depends on the political and economical agenda of those who possess the knowledge.