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Season 2007 Episode 0503

From Star Wars to the Battle of Ideas

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From Star Wars to the Battle of Ideas
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A panel discussion on From Star Wars to the Battle of Ideas.Science fiction often tells us more about social attitudes and anxieties than science itself, and can be a spur for debate about everything from genetics to consciousness, from war to climate change. Sci fi can move people to engage in science, inspiring young people to become scientists, and encouraging the general public to debate the consequences of science for society. It can also frighten us, making us wary of new technology and its unintended consequences. Is this all to the good, or does sci fi skew our understanding of science? - IoImoreless
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