Is Science Sexy?

No, I’m not talking about the science of sex and erogenous zones – I’m asking whether Science, as a field, can be considered sexy. As a subject with role models like Albert Einstein and Galileo (who, though undoubtedly brilliant, are not exactly the men to get us all hot and …

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A Dangerous Idea: The Future for Ignorance?*

When I was fifteen years old I knew where I stood with science. I understood the process of photosynthesis, the oxygen-binding properties of haemoglobin and the camouflage of the peppered-moth; such things were clear-cut and knowable to me. These were the facts and I took comfort in their inflexibility. It …

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