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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 11:42:13 PM »
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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 04:21:12 AM »
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Imagine such a person in the position of policymaker?

A while ago there was a bit of a campaign in this country to get our MPs to make policy decisions based on logic and science rather than political expediency (oh foolish naive us!)

To this end we all had a copy of, "The Geek Manifesto" sent to our MPs - all 600 odd of them.

I was told my copy had been sent but never heard another thing about it, no press release by the author or publisher, no note from my MP acknowledging receipt... Certainly no evidence that any policy maker even read the book.
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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 04:51:04 AM »
^ I'd bet most did not read it which, I think, is a sad reality.
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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2017, 06:42:31 PM »
Think that I have a new science heroine!
Nicky Fox is the British born physicist who is in charge of NASA's new solar probe - and evidently rather enthusiatic about her job.

Hope she gets lots of exposure in TV.
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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 06:45:15 PM »
Think that I have a new science heroine!
]Nicky Fox[/color] is the British born physicist who is in charge of NASA's new solar probe - and evidently rather enthusiatic about her job.

Hope she gets lots of exposure in TV.

I saw her on the BBC news earlier and was very impressed by her.  Was going to look her up too, so thank you for saving me a job!

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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2017, 06:59:46 PM »
Going back to science as TV entertainment...

There was a series called "Rough Science" where a bunch of boffins were put in a remote place to solve problems. A bit "put up" but good for seeing how practical scientific minds approach problems. The irrepressible physicist, Kathy Sykes, is the prof of Science and Society at Bristol.


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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2017, 04:02:01 PM »
That sounds like a good concept that I feel I would have personal stakes in.

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Re: What Good Is Science?
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 06:02:11 PM »
Going back to science as TV entertainment...

There was a series called "Rough Science" where a bunch of boffins were put in a remote place to solve problems. A bit "put up" but good for seeing how practical scientific minds approach problems. The irrepressible physicist, Kathy Sykes, is the prof of Science and Society at Bristol.


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That looks like an interesting show, added to "Watch later". :grin:
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