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20 December 2010

Bad Astronomy: Science Sees Further

I was going to post a story of theitard hypocrisy today, but I figure that subject is so rich and ripe that it is starting to get overused.  Instead, let's talk science.  Science is cooler than bow-ties and fezzes!  So when there is a celebration of science, I am glad to hear of it.  Normally I am not a fan of trying to predict where things are going to be, because we're invariably wrong, it is fun to hear about things that people are working on.  Also, this is more and more of what we need.  Something that will fire the imagination of people, and possibly encourage them to get into science (real science please).

Science Sees Further

On November 30, The Royal Society — the oldest fellowship of scientists in the world — celebrated their 350th anniversary. To commemorate the event, they created a project called Science Sees Further, a series of articles and interviews about the current cutting edge of scientific exploration. It’s pretty interesting, with lots of eminent scientists pontificating on where their field is right now; for example you can find Frank Drake and Paul Davies talking about extraterrestrial life, and climate scientists discussing greenhouse gases. There are essays on biology, medicine, and lots of other disciplines as well. If you’re looking for some diverting reading about science, this is an excellent place to start.

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