The Two Cultures* are alive and well

“Stefan and I were interviewed on the Today programme this morning, and the interviewer asked, “Should people be able to talk about Shakespeare but should they also be able to talk about…” and then he was stuck for something to say, and went on: “…something complicated… about Science?”
He was completely unable to come up with something that represented (scientific literacy), like the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” — Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of the Public Understanding of Science

http://royalsociety.tv/dpx_royalsociety/dpx.php?cmd=autoplay&type=solo&dpxuser=dpx_v12&pres=361

From 00:21:30

(via an old edition of the Guardian Science Weekly Podcast)

* http://www.lablit.com/article/530

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