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.
In this timely and important book, Mark Henderson explains why Geeks are on the march - and why the world will become a better place as a result.
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.