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A book and a video

Posted by apgaylard on March 12, 2009

A Book.  The Open Laboratory 2008 is now in print, complete with a much sharper version of my post on anomolies within Kuhn’s philosophical framework.  I would like to thank the judges, for selecting the post, and Jennifer Rohn along with my good friend C P Leigh for their editorial efforts.

There’s a lot of very good and interesting writing in this slim volume.  It’s well worth the price.

Purity

Purity

A video.  Alom Shaha has released his “Why is science Important?” video via his website.  It’s really good.  A very thoughtful piece of work that should encourage young people, their parents and teachers to appreciate what a gift an exposure to science is.

If you know any teachers, please let them know about this stimulating resource.  My endorsement has nothing to do with me being (briefly) quoted at the end; or the use of a quotation from a better known science blogger.  Well, perhaps a little.

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Why is science important? – A collection of thoughts from leading scientists, public figures, …and you.

Posted by apgaylard on March 12, 2009

Why is science important? – A collection of thoughts from leading scientists, public figures, …and you.

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Why science is important to me

Posted by apgaylard on December 30, 2008

simpsons-avatar-1Back in October I was surprised, and to be honest a little suspicious, to receive an invitation from Alom Shaha to contribute to, “a “collective blog” where scientists, “Science communicators” and “ordinary” people, leave their thoughts on why science is important.” 

Anyway, after making sure that I wasn’t having my leg-pulled (If he has Simon Singh and Susan Blackmore, I wondered, why me?) I put something together.  It’s a personal account, and perhaps, a little sentimental.  Anyway, I’ve decided not to be embarrassed about it.  So, as part of my end-of-year virtual desk clearing here’s the link

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