, science debate.org. in 1948, albert einstein sent a desperate tell gram out -- tell gram to supporters that they needed to support a new change in our die local between -- dialogue between america's relationship with science, and argued everything has changed, save our ways of thinking. i would suggest that we're still dealing with the same question. so thank you for listening. we'll have a discussion now. [applause] i should also say that the tv crew, when it comes to q & a they'll bring around a microphone not tied into the audio and pathway system in the room but a it's so they can pick up your question so please work with them on that and speak loudly. >> we should explain the presence of tv cameras and all that as well. this is being videotaped for booktv, which is a c-span production. so, the microphones are going to feed into the audio feed for that program. okay. you have raised a lot of questions. i'm i i've been doing science policy my whole contrary, i was head of science policy at triple-a s before coming here to gw and a lot of these questions are familiar. you'
biography of albert einstein and then a strike came along and we were all without work and we had a little time on our hands and we were frustrated by the low polity of the political discussion of that point time. from our point of view, those have as large an impact of foreign challenges on everyone's daily lives. we decided to try to do something about it which led us down a twisty rabbit hole. >> so you've written this book which you title the war on science and you've described it a bit, but it sounds to me like, the term war on science is just an organized opposition. science advocates are facing organized opposition or is this just coming from different borders as you've described and industry and politics? >> it's both, it is organized, particularly the industrial war on science, there's a large network of grassroots front groups that are being funded by the industry that follow a fairly prescribed strategy that i lay out in the book and for instance, americans for prosperity, one of them pounded by the coke brothers is four times the size of the republican party. so they car
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