The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government (mini ebook)
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Mark Henderson, newly appointed head of communications at the Wellcome Trust is - until January 2012 - the Science editor of The Times and a columnist for The Times science magazine, Eureka. In 2011 Mark was awarded the European Best Cancer Reporter Prize and the Royal Statistical Society Prize for statistical excellence in journalism. He has won three awards from the Medical Journalists Association. He is a regular commentator on science in the press, for television and radio, online, and at live events. He tweets as @markgfh.
This mini ebook features a sample chapter from Mark Henderson’s brilliant new book THE GEEK MANIFESTO: why science matters.
The geeks are coming. And our world needs them.
We live in a country where:
-A writer can be forced into court for telling the scientific truth.
-The media would rather sell papers by scaremongering about the MMR vaccine or GM crops than reporting the facts.
-A government advisor was sacked for a decision based on science rather than public opinion.
-Only one of our 650 MPs has ever worked as a research scientist.
It is time to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into politics and society. To fight for policy based on evidence.
The full book is available from 12th May 2012.
; May 2012
76 pages; ISBN 9781448152575Read online
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Title: The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters to Government (mini ebook)
Author: Mark Henderson
In the press
"Mark Henderson's new book shows that CP Snow's 'Two Cultures' are still all too apparent in today's society, and also charts the frustrating tussle for power between forces of irrationality and the rational over recent years. Henderson advances a compelling argument that we shouldn't be ashamed of rational thinking, but instead, we need to recognise and embrace the importance of science in our politics, education, economy and culture."