Why Is Science Important?

I wandered around the intertubz today and found many interesting websites, like Women in Science. I am still letting technology and the future drift through my thinking today.

Why is Science Important? from Alom Shaha on Vimeo.

  • Kat Arney, "ex-scientist" working as a Science Information Officer at Cancer Research UK
  • Robin Bell, Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
  • Susan Blackmore, frelance writer and Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Blackmore is best known for her theory of memetics.
  • Rosie Coates, PhD student in chemistry at University College London.
  • Beulah Garner, natural history curator at the Horniman Museum and Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.
  • Elaine Greaney, rocket scientist.
  • Maya Hawes: a 12-year-old student
  • Ann Lingard, novelist, former scientist, and founder of SciTalk - a site that helps writers connect with scientists.
  • Becky Parker, Head of Physics at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys. She's a former lecturer in physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and has been awarded an MBE for her services to science.
  • Jennifer Rohn, cell biologist and founder of LabLit.com.
  • Rhian Salmon, PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry. She currently works as Education and Outreach Coordinator for the International Polar Year
  • Tara Shears, particle physicist.
  • Anna Smajdor, lecturer in Ethics at the University of East Anglia. She is particularly interested in the ethical aspects of science, medicine and technology.

I found a fitting quote for this thinking from another source:

"You must live in your school. Your house and land you live on must be the school. You are always the teacher and always the student. You must do everything possible to educate yourself about life, the world, yourself, and most importantly, the connections between everything. You must have many people visit the school, and much solitude and silence to reflect on things. You must start this school now. It must be your life."- James Neill

All I can say is I am trying . . .

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