Imagine you can walk at the speed of light. It is difficult to comprehend just how large distances are in astronomy….
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Very good insights into the fuzziness of science (at the forefront), uncertainties, gradual emergence of some certainties etc. https://twitter.com/FTLifeArts/status/1375780667934523396
What is the future of humanity? Here's what happened when two Nobel laureates came together to talk about the ethics of AI and gene-editing and the battle over truth. Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro and molecular biologist Venki Ramakrishnan in conversation: https://on.ft.com/2P8HLMt
Pandemic advice needs to come from Humanities and Social Sciences, not just STEM.
‘There are more than 80 people who have sat on the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies — yet only a narrow range of social scientists, and a single person representing the humanities’ My piece in @nature on the range of expert advice we need