Summary of The War on Science

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The “war on science” will end when scientists present their esoteric concepts to the masses in an accessible way.


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Stephen Hawking’s 1988 book A Brief History of Time described esoteric scientific theories in an enlightening, entertaining way that captured the imaginations of the masses. Molecular radiation biologist Tim Jorgensen believes such a strategy is the only way to bridge the yawning divide between scientists and the general public. getAbstract recommends his anecdotal video to anyone interested in ending the exacerbating “war on science.”

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why a “war on science” has erupted,
  • How the relationship between the public and scientists has changed since the late 19th century, and
  • How scientists can draw the war on science to a close.


A “war on science,” whereby scientists battle the public and the media, is intensifying. The truth is suffering, and science deniers are becoming more plentiful. Society blames scientists, whom many accuse of colluding with industry and...
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About the Speaker

Tim Jorgensen, an associate professor of radiation medicine, is the author of Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation.

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