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19. Comment #328642 by YouGottaShowMe:

The best source for a Bronowski quote on science and values is, of course, his short book "Science and Human Values." That is the source of the statement I paraphrased -- we must act in such a way that what is true may come to be known to be true. In "The Ascent of Man" there is the episode on "Knowledge or Certainty," although there his emphasis is the ethical lesson from science that all human knowledge is fallible. He also commented on the connection between science and democracy, or as he said, "the democracy of the intellect," when he talked about Johnny von Neumann, who he said was "in love with the aristocracy of the intellect." I think that is in another episode of "Ascent," but I don't have a copy of the book at hand to look it up right now.

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:06:00 UTC | #313257