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The President’s Guide to Science

There is much less difference between the Democrats and the Republicans than the polarization of voters would suggest. They both sit to the right relative to most other Western economies, and both are hostage to jingoism and superstition which again registers higher than in other wealthy nations. My main beef with Bush Jnr. was that he showed no intellectual curiosity, a fundamental trait that differentiates us from beasts. But the Obama administration may be less hostile to knowledge, or science, as it is termed from the Latin.

This program imagines a briefing for the new president (it was made just before the election) and asks some well known scientists what they would teach the President.

Running time: 50 mins.

politics, science

5 comments on “The President’s Guide to Science

  1. rob says:

    bbc proports so much pro global warming views its hard to stand. please show some balance when watching this. id also like to add that horizon has gone down in quality quite severely, im not sure whether thats due to the budget cut for the bbc in general

  2. Gus says:

    “bbc proports so much pro global warming views its hard to stand. please show some balance when watching this. ”

    In what sense are you using “proport” Rob?

    Do you mean balance between global warming existing and not existing?

    I think you’ll find more landslide than balance on that.

  3. ET says:

    This one’s marked as “no longer available.” I found another one on Google Video:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1424386236177531815

  4. Thomas says:

    Did anyone else notice that the female presenter learned her pronunciation of “nucular” from the none too bright president?

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