This  research aimed to  analyze  the reason of  Koreans’ relatively  lower interest  in new scientific  discovery  and the use  of new invention   and  technology relative  to  Koreans’  higher  knowledge  on science  than that  of  Americans,   to forecast the influence,  and to  propose solutions  for this problem.  A scientific  technology level  of a country  is  the most sure and accurate indicator  that tells  the future  of the country while  weighing  the national  power. Scientific  technology will  develop in geometric  progression beyond our expectation,  and it is  ever more emphasized to establish  a right point of view toward scientific  technology.  The worldwide  environment pollution,  genetic foods,  copy of life, nano issue,  etc are  not  only scientific   problems  but  also   social  problems.   Under  this  situation,   it  is  imperative  to  have  a  right understanding  on scientific  culture.  If we call  a complex   body consisted  of shared view  toward scientific   technology, faith,  attitude,  and life   style  of social  members,   as scientific   culture,  there  will  be  created  right scientific  culture  in overall society  when we try to understand, think highly of such scientific  technology and to  participate in the creation  of scientific technology.  In this regard,  as a result  of forecasting the future  through this study, Korea will  remain passive   in sharing interest  or  understanding while  having  a vague   hope  toward  science  and technology  for the time   being. It  is thought undesirable given  the strong influence  of modern scientific  technology on all  areas of our lives.  As shown from the survey results,  there appeared serious  problems  such  as low interest  and understanding in  science, negative  attitude toward scientists,  and insufficient  scientific  contents, and this  study is  meaningful  in that it  proposed solutions for  each problem.

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Comparative analysis of science knowledge and attitudes between Koreans and Americans – from the science culture point of view

Jonghyeun Yun   Korea Science Foundation, Korea

This  research aimed to  analyze  the reason of  Koreans’ relatively  lower interest  in new scientific  discovery  and the use  of new invention   and  technology relative  to  Koreans’  higher  knowledge  on science  than that  of  Americans,   to forecast the influence,  and to  propose solutions  for this problem.  A scientific  technology level  of a country  is  the most sure and accurate indicator  that tells  the future  of the country while  weighing  the national  power. Scientific  technology will  develop in geometric  progression beyond our expectation,  and it is  ever more emphasized to establish  a right point of view toward scientific  technology.  The worldwide  environment pollution,  genetic foods,  copy of life, nano issue,  etc are  not  only scientific   problems  but  also   social  problems.   Under  this  situation,   it  is  imperative  to  have  a  right understanding  on scientific  culture.  If we call  a complex   body consisted  of shared view  toward scientific   technology, faith,  attitude,  and life   style  of social  members,   as scientific   culture,  there  will  be  created  right scientific  culture  in overall society  when we try to understand, think highly of such scientific  technology and to  participate in the creation  of scientific technology.  In this regard,  as a result  of forecasting the future  through this study, Korea will  remain passive   in sharing interest  or  understanding while  having  a vague   hope  toward  science  and technology  for the time   being. It  is thought undesirable given  the strong influence  of modern scientific  technology on all  areas of our lives.  As shown from the survey results,  there appeared serious  problems  such  as low interest  and understanding in  science, negative  attitude toward scientists,  and insufficient  scientific  contents, and this  study is  meaningful  in that it  proposed solutions for  each problem.

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