Moderated by Ms. Cunningham, award-winning writers talked about the role of science writers as gatekeepers of knowledge. They… read more
Moderated by Ms. Cunningham, award-winning writers talked about the role of science writers as gatekeepers of knowledge. They discussed such topics as national missile defense, the human genome project, and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Weinberg is the author of Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature and other books. Ferris is the author of The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe and other books. Angier is the author of Woman: An Intimate Geography and other books.
Gleik is the editor of The Best American Science Writing 2000 and other books.
Cunningham is the author of the forthcoming Looking for Dr. Bang: How America Dropped the Bomb for Good. The panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Timothy Ferris Professor University of California, Berkeley
- James Gleick Author
- Steven L. Weinberg Professor University of Texas at Austin->Physics
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