“I’ve started this film and blog project in which I want to ask the question “why is science important?” to people who feel the importance of science so deeply that they have dedicated their lives to it — working scientists, science writers and, of course, science teachers.”
I really loved this interview with him:
British teachers seem to have the notion that we should teach science because it’s ‘relevant’, because we live in a technological world: “your iPod was made with science so you should understand science”. This is bollocks. It misses the point of science. Science is an amazing way of thinking, of looking at the world, at arriving at answers; it’s an entire culture.
That’s one of those “DUH” things that’s blatantly obvious once it’s pointed out!
A blurb about science as a way of knowing from the film: