The Sciences

Why is science important?

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitFeb 20, 2009 12:08 PM


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I met Alom Shaha last year while in London; by coincidence, really. He was working with my friend Gia filming an interview with her, and I tagged along (I got to use the clapper to start the clips!). Afterwards we went to a diner and had a great conversation. Gia and I left, and I figured I'd never hear from him again. Wrong! Alom had an idea, and it was a good one: get scientists and science popularizers to write essays and make videos, saying why they thought science was important, and put them on a website called, oddly, Why is Science Important. Alom asked me to do one, and I kept blowing him off until he I felt way too guilty, so I finally caved and made a video. It's now online, and here it is: Love it, hate it? Leave a comment at Alom's site! And check out the videos and essays others have sent him. There's a lot of very good stuff there. Science is important. Go find out why.

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