The End of Science: A New Beginning


Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 16:00

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Ten years ago, to much protest, John Horgan sounded the death knell of research with his book “The End Of Science.”  He joins us for an update on this provocative thesis.

Also, it seems that reports on the death of science have been greatly exaggerated: we report the latest developments on the frontiers of neuroscience and string theory.  Plus, from jet packs… to clone farms… to a slingshot to the moon; promises for the future that were made and broken.  And, last and (admittedly) least: the SETI Institute Players.

Guests:

  • John Horgan - science journalist and author of “The End of Science,” and, most recently, “Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality.”
  • Eric Dregni and Jonathan Dregni – authors of “Follies of Science; 20th Century Visions of Our Fantastic Future.”
  • Read Montague - Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Director of the Human Neuroimaging Lab