The governing of science is a delicate topic as many of its subjects require a high intellectual understanding of the intricacies of each individual subject that fall under the large umbrella of science.  However, there needs to be a bridge built between those who can fully understand certain sectors of science and those whose lives science is affecting, general society.

As Sigrid Schmalzer explains in her article regarding science “In socialist China, both the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the participation of laypeople in science were explicit state priorities” (582).  From this we gather that this effort to “make science a part of the mass culture” (575) was beneficial not only in the distribution of scientific knowledge accessible to the layman and also gave scientists the accessibility to traditional knowledge concerning the applied sciences that common people used in their daily lives.  This application was investigated by the American group, Science for the People, who was focused on stopping “the militarization of scientific research, the corporate control of research agendas, the political implications of sociobiology and other scientific theories, the environmental consequences of energy policy, inequalities in health care, and many other issues” (“About SFTP”).  This group sought to mobilize those in the scientific fields to work towards social goals rather than political agendas through the implementation of ideas found in socialist China.
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Likewise I believe that the joining of society as a whole with that of the scientific society would be beneficial to all without the meddling of political and corporate individuals.  For example, concerns about global warming have been completely dismissed by the current American presidential administration with Timothy Cama from TheHill reporting that, “President Trump disputed a recent federal government report’s conclusion that human activity is the dominant cause of climate change, but also said he has not seen the report”.  With a complete disregard for the work of many leading scientists and evidence provided globally on the matter, certain individuals who are part of the political arena choose to focus on other matters by not only ignoring reports, but by also contradicting scientific evidence and disputing it in the media.  Society would greatly benefit from a closer relationship with science and vise versa, in order to prevent the deception of society by politicians and provide a more social agenda to science.
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Sources:
Cama, Timothy. “Trump Disputes Federal Climate Report’s Findings, Says He Hasn’t Seen It.” TheHill, The Hill, 5 Nov. 2018, 10:47 AM EST, thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/414890-trump-disputes-federal-climate-report-says-he-hasnt-seen-it.
“About SFTP.” Science For The People, scienceforthepeople.org/index.php/about-sftp/.
Sigrid Schmalzer, “On the Appropriate Use of Rose-Colored Glasses,” Isis 98 (2007): 571–583.