Sunday, November 1, 2009

loveliness 306

WEDNESDAY, and Day 1 of the Canadian Science Policy Conference

Creativity, openness, tolerance and rationality. This is the "scientific temper", according to Bruce Alberts. It is kind of beautiful to think of science as the true "universal language" -- forming the basis for an international community of cooperation. And, because opinion has no place in science, we (scientists) all agree. Yes, as I said, a beautiful thought. In practice perhaps not always so rosy, but still a positive place to start a discussion about how science can (will?) shape our lives in the future.

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