Martin Rees: To be effective citizens, we all need a feel for science

12 September 2013

The Conversation

Oxford Martin Commissioner Lord Rees writes for The Conversation on the importance of science education. "Science isn’t just for scientists. It’s not just a training for careers. Today’s young people – all of them – will live in a world, ever more dependent on technology, and ever more vulnerable to its failures or misdirection. To be at ease in this fast-changing world, and to be effective citizens, they will all need at least some 'feel' for science – enough to prevent them being bamboozled by propaganda and bad statistics, or over-deferential to experts."

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