The Big Picture

Scientific knowledge will not save the world if it remains in the brains and blogs and journals of scientists and makes no impression on people in general, policymakers, and the powers that be.

Reflections on recent discussions too numerous to enumerate, but including these:

I plan to talk about many things on this blog: from math to physics to earth science and biology, computer science and the technologies of today and tomorrow — but in general, centered around the theme of what scientists can do to help save a planet in crisis.

— John Baez

Listen! For no more the presage of my soul,
Bride-like, shall peer from its secluding veil;
But as the morning wind blows clear the east,
More bright shall blow the wind of prophecy.

— Words of Cassandra in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

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