Presented with the “President’s Medal” at an event in London, Professor Brian Cox (Manchester University) gave a speech about the importance and necessity of scientific education for our (future) society.
“All the great, important decisions that our democracy will be forced to take in the next decades and onwards in the 21st century are based on science. They are based on the scientific method. They are based on an understanding what reason and reaching conclusions based on evidence is.”
18 minutes that are really worth watching:
“Brian Cox: it is not acceptable to promote bad science”