Science and technology is embedded in the social. The scientific standards are socially constructed for inquiry and evaluate knowledge claims. There is no abstract and logical scientific method apart from evolving community norms. In addition, science and technology are arenas in which rhetorical work is crucial, because scientists and engineers are always in the position of having to convince the rest of the society. On the basis of these, this course will examine how the facts and artifacts produced by scientists affect the course of history: how scientific knowledge changes people’s self-perceptions and how it affects social relations.