Are you a scientist, or more of an artistic person? Or maybe you’re a bit of both? Do you care? And does it matter? It mattered to CP Snow in 1959, when he wrote the essay ‘The Two Cultures’. Snow saw society split into two groups, or cultures: the artistic intellectuals and the natural
Contrary to popular belief, dogs are in fact spies from Venus. So maintained University of London philosopher Steven Law at today’s Centre for Inquiry London ‘Weird Science’ event at Conway Hall. In doing so, he applied the same faultless logic and interpretation of evidence used by young earth creationists, defending their belief that the universe
On Monday, I joined an awards evening celebrating the best environmental science and technology productions made for European television. The categories were: drama, general programmng, new media, and an extra jury prize for exceptional content. The MIDAS awards were hosted by PAWS – as the name suggests, a group promoting the public awareness of science.
Yesterday evening I joined the British Film Institute’s ‘BFI 75 – A Story in Pictures’ on London’s South Bank, celebrating 75 years of film and TV culture through a mix of archive clips and interviews. The evening was hugely enjoyable. What a delight to see Leslie Phillips, beloved of the Doctor and Carry-On films, take
Despite being a regular visitor to California over the last couple of years, I’ve only today made the two hour drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara; and a beautiful and interesting place it turned out to be.
t must be over ten years since I last visited the Science Museum in Birmingham (UK), so yesterday’s visit to the present incarnation at Birmingham’s Millenium Point was way overdue. Now called Thinktank, the museum’s new name is more than simple rebranding – there have been some real content changes as well as the location. The most obvious change is the introduction of the Science Centre format. On reflection, the old Science Museum was always a little ahead of its time when it came to interactivity.