When Jake Davis, the alleged spokesperson for the teenage hacking group LulzSec, was released from court on bail he left holding a copy of Michael Brooks book "Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science". Michael Brooks discusses how many of of Davis' generation think science is dull, beyond them and something that has no need of their input and that this is because every generation before them has colluded in creating the myth that science is boring, that scientists are dull, passionless, cold and logical. He will argue that science is far too important to our futures to let this situation roll on through another generation given that these are the people who will have to make decisions about climate change, genetic engineering, medical technologies and energy production. Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference, January 25th 2012 http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com
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