Tony Blair Speaks Up for Science

British prime minister Blair makes some important points on the value of science in this article from the Times.

The recent death of Stephen Jay Gould reminds me of how important it is to keep telling people about the value of science. Although I’m sympathetic to the critiques made by the critics of science, particularly the questions about power and discourse, I believe science has been a net gain for humanity. What we should all learn from science is the need to question our assumptions.