SOS Booklet for Global Young Scholars Science and Society: How to bridge the gap between science and society? Science of today is accessible to virtually any citizen (mostly viainternet) and it is usually practiced by the educated scholars. This was not the case until very recently. Indeed, throughoutall human history, the knowledge landscape was populated bythe elites. The learned societies consiste of the wisest and the wealthiest, or the best and the richest, the chosen few whowere granted access to science. In the last decades however, the positions are gradually changing and tables are slowly turn-ing toward a better and less exclusive science. Indeed, modern science can be easily used, but it also can be abused.
Publication supported by The InterAcademy Partrnership and Global Young Academy.