Archive: Science

Andrew Miller is chair of parliament's science and technology committee

Why can't science and politics get along?

Politicians have a patchy record on paying attention to scientists – to the detriment of us all.

Opinion Former Articles

  • BHA: Science and Pseudo Science

    What distinguishes real science from pseudo-science, flim-flam and bullshit? Is parapsychology a science? Is Young Earth Creationism science? Is pseudo-science on the rise in British schools? Join speakers Chris French, Andy Lewis, James Ladyman and Stephen Law for the answers.

  • BHA: The Forgotten Legacy of Arabic Science

    The British Humanist Association is pleased to announce theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili as the 2013 Holyoake honorary lecturer, taking a look at the rich scientific heritage of Arabic science, focussing on the period when it was at the forefront of innovation and advance.

  • ESRC: Science minister to present 'Portraits of Britain' prizes

    How can you capture the meaning of 'social sciences' and 'society today' in a single picture? What does social science mean to you, and how would you portray the social sciences in one image? This was the challenge of Portraits of Britain – a photographic competition organised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Festival of Social Science.

  • BHA: Can science solve every mystery?

    Can science answer every question? Should scientists show a little humility and acknowledge there are questions that only religion can answer? Are science and religion “non-overlapping magisteria”, or is science capable of showing that religion is false? And what, exactly, do philosophers do?

  • Tony Blair urges pupils to study science at school

    Science 'will change the world'

    Britain must become a more "scientifically literate society" if it is to remain competitive and tackle key challenges such as climate change, Tony Blair urged today.

  • Ian Taylor leads calls for new approach to encouraging innovation

    Tories urge innovation prizes to boost business

    The government should introduce 'innovation prizes' to persuade firms, scientists and organisations to come up with new technology, the Conservatives have urged.

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