"Silent Spring": Is it more than a Scientific Piece?
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This paper presents an analysis of Ronald Bailey's essay "Silent Spring at 40" in which he challenges Rachel Carson's theories. According to the paper, Bailey asserts that Carson played fast and loose with scientific data in her attempt to criticize the use of chemical pesticides. The paper further highlights how Bailey successfully rebuffs Carson's initial claims in her work. The paper concludes by stating thatBailey uses hard scientific data to defeat Carson's initial claims.
From the Paper:"When Rachel Carson published her work "Silent Spring" it was hailed as a milestone in environmental policy. Scientists and the populace as a whole seized upon Carson's arguments and began to demand that elected officials take the plight of the environment more serious than they previously had. Carson's main focus was on the pesticide DDT and its harmful effects when integrated into the surrounding environment. Carson's work was lauded as one of the key substrates of the "Environmental Revolution" In Ronald Bailey's essay "Silent Spring at 40" he challenges Carson's..."
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"Silent Spring": Is it more than a Scientific Piece? (2009, December 01) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/silent-spring-is-it-more-than-a-scientific-piece-143923/
""Silent Spring": Is it more than a Scientific Piece?" 01 December 2009. Web. 15 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/silent-spring-is-it-more-than-a-scientific-piece-143923/>