Even when we don’t realize it, science is part of our lives. Physics, chemistry, biology…it’s all essential to our survival. So why is the general subject so confusing these days? Why do laymen think they know better than scientists?
And perhaps more importantly, at a time when everything else is advancing, when the cutting edge of science impacts us all, how have the methodologies of science kept pace with modernity? Perhaps we’re all too stuck in the mindset of high school science class, and maybe that’s why we can’t progress in our thinking.
James Zimring, Professor of pathology at the University of Virginia, where he pursues basic and translational research in the field of transfusion medicine and blood biology, gives us some insight in What Science Is and How It Really Works
My conversation with James Zimring:
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