Scientist-popularizers “[not always] completely sensitive to what the philosophical question really is.”

May 15, 2009

Rebecca Golstein, the novelist and philosopher of science, makes that very Fistful statement in a discussion of the rise of the science-literate public intellectual. See the video waaaay down below there. From an interesting set of videos on Seed magazine’s web site, on whether or not the Edge.org crowd has melded C.P. Snow’s two cultures into an harmonious science-dominated whole. Sadly, Goldstein doesn’t name names. We have our suspicions, though.

Update: In fact my suspicion could not have been more wrong.

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2 Responses to “Scientist-popularizers “[not always] completely sensitive to what the philosophical question really is.””

  1. zeitgeiber Says:

    I leave for two weeks and already there is some Gawker-esque insider lingo and knowing self reference going on here. The last time I was this lost Josh Wink was on tour and my roommate was trying to give me some K.

  2. JR Minkel Says:

    Ah, maybe I’ll have to speed up work on my manifesto. Do you still have any of the K?


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