April 25, 2003

How to Be a Responsible Physicist

A nice profile of Philip Morrison in the Chronicle of Higher Education. If you want to be a socially and politically responsible scientist, I cannot think of a better model. Morrison was one of my childhood heroes, and with adult appreciation he is, if anything, even more admirable. This piece made go back and re-read his Reason Enough to Hope, which in turn makes me want to bang my head against the wall at our collective stupidity and lost opportunities. (Via Arts and Letters Daily, who provide a typically-misleading teaser.)

Physics; The Continuing Crisis; The Progressive Forces

Posted by crshalizi at April 25, 2003 14:01 | permanent link

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