To enhance the public’ s environmental consciousness is a very important part of the work of public understanding of science. In recent years in China, there have been some visible progresses made in this respect. In the year of 2005, there is an influential debate about “”, which has caught numerous public’ s attention in Chinese society. However, in this debate, we can also find some problems worth studying in perspective of public understanding of science. The meanings of this debate for public have been analyzed in the paper.

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The debate about “reverence for nature”in 2005 and it’ s meanings for public understanding of science in China

Bing LIU   Tsinghua University, China

To enhance the public’ s environmental consciousness is a very important part of the work of public understanding of science. In recent years in China, there have been some visible progresses made in this respect. In the year of 2005, there is an influential debate about “”, which has caught numerous public’ s attention in Chinese society. However, in this debate, we can also find some problems worth studying in perspective of public understanding of science. The meanings of this debate for public have been analyzed in the paper.

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