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Wednesday, January 25 • 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Michael Brooks, Scientist & Author

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The anarchy of science

When Jake Davis, the alleged spokesperson for the teenage hacking group LulzSec, was released from court on bail he left holding a copy of Michael Brooks book "Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science". Michael Brooks will discuss how many of of Davis' generation think science is dull, beyond them and something that has no need of their input and that this is because every generation before them has colluded in creating the myth that science is boring, that scientists are dull, passionless, cold and logical. He will argue that science is far too important to our futures to let this situation roll on through another generation given that these are the people who will have to make decisions about climate change, genetic engineering, medical technologies and energy production.

 


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Michael Brooks

Author, journalist and broadcaster Michael Brooks holds a PhD in quantum physics. He is a consultant at New Scientist, a weekly magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide, has a weekly column for the New Statesman and is best known as the author of Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science and the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the... Read More →


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:10pm - 3:30pm
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia

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