Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists by Balazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai and Istvan Hargittai, Oxford University Press, New York 10016, 2014

Singh, Surjit

Abstract

Science has influenced the modern day life and has never been more important to every aspect of social system than it is today. In today’s world more and more tough decisions have to depend on advances in modern science as all these advances are integral part of human existence. But on the other hand, it is becoming increasingly difficult for non-specialists to grasp those scientific advances which have been carried out at specialized centres. In modern specialist era even the best scientists are non-specialist outside their own area of inquiry. The political decision-making involves broad public participation through representations in every democratic system and therefore it is essential that the general public gain knowledge about the progress being made in science. Public should also know about the individuals, i.e., men and women, who are responsible and have contributed significantly to this progress.

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