Y TOURING 21

Science and the Public: by Professor Lewis Wolpert


Eminent scientist, and no stranger to controversy, Professor Lewis Wolpert gives his views on why Y Touring's work is important in the context of public engagement. He writes about the importance of science; how the idea that scientific knowledge is dangerous is deeply embedded in our culture; how western literature has been 'unkind' to science; and how the media contributes to the public’s misunderstanding of science as a dangerous idea. Provocative as ever he introduces the idea of biological pornography....

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