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Science, Culture, and the Modern World
Michael Rose, Professor of Biology, UC Irvine, and Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics, UC Irvine, contrast scientists with students of the humanities. They find the latter sadly lacking in discipline and discuss the pursuit of truth and knowledge. The conversation goes on to reveal their view that those involved in the humanities are characterized by haphazard thought and blatant disregard for reality.

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