I had the privilege to interview one of the country’s great science journalists, Timothy Ferris, who has just released his latest book, and who is coming to the Bookshop Santa Cruz tonight to talk about the provocative ideas that book contains.
‘The Science of Liberty’ is Ferris’s argument that free, open, liberal democracy is a direct product of science. It’s an overt attempt to take science out of the realm of theoretical abstraction and make us see it as a crucial component of humane, free living.
Ferris told me he has also just become a blogger and is finding the ride rather bumpy is the rough-and-tumble blogosphere.
He comes to Bookshop Santa Cruz tonight (Thursday). It’s free. Go check it out.