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Public attitude research conducted by Biotechnology Australia shows that one of the major sources of information on human reproductive cloning is movies. Traditionally, understanding of new and emerging technologies has come through the mass media but human cloning, being so widely addressed through the popular culture of movies, is more effectively defined(More)
Values-based studies of people's attitudes towards science and technology not only provide great insights into what drives different attitudes to issues like climate change and genetically modified foods, but allow for segmenting the general public by homogeneous values. Such segmentations both provide better predictions of people's attitudes to new(More)
Which of these two statements do you think is true? • About half of the Australian public will not eat genetically modified foods. • About half of the Australian public will eat genetically modified foods. The answer is, of course, that both are true, but which one you choose to accept will depend on your ideological perspective. Consumer surveys are often(More)
Social research into the drivers of public attitudes towards new science and technologies shows that attitudes are driven by values and world views, which can be very different for those who are generally supportive of new technologies compared to those who are generally concerned about new technologies. Segmentation studies further define the(More)
Lyons and Whelan provide a useful list of recommendations as to how community engagement on nanotechnology could be improved, which very few people working in community engagement could disagree with. However, as the conclusions of any study are dependent on the data obtained, if more data had been obtained and analysed then different conclusions might have(More)
Many ecosystems around the world are rapidly deteriorating due to both local and global pressures, and perhaps none so precipitously as coral reefs. Management of coral reefs through maintenance (e.g., marine-protected areas, catchment management to improve water quality), restoration, as well as global and national governmental agreements to reduce(More)
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