Science is not scientific

In this podcast from Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor interviews Ian Angell- who criticices the claims that scientists make about truth. Angell is critical of something he calls ‘Scientism’ – which is the idea that science is the highest form of human endeavour, that science is truth and that it is the only way of descrbing and understanding […]

Sociology on TV – Genius of Britain and the Story of Science

In Genius of Britain, famous media-scientists provide their insights into the lives of the people who made some of Britain’s most significant scientific discoveries. The first episode covers the work of Christopher Wren and Isaac Newton, which is useful context for the ‘Enlightenment'; the second and third episodes focus on the industrial revolution – useful to illustrate how […]