The Fight to Make Science Apolitical

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This image recorded by the Hubble telescope on July 10, 2001 shows two clusters of stars, called NGC 1850, located in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Brian Cox, a leading British physicist and science broadcaster on the BBC, says scientists need to realize that if they don't step up like Galileo to argue against distortion and myth they will lose the war for truth—even if they win the battle of being correct.

"The big decisions that we face now as a civilization have scientific answers—be it questions about climate change or energy provisions—all of those things require scientific answers," says Professor Cox. "We're trying to understand the natural world and the world that is out there—that has nothing to do with whether you're a Democrat or a Republican."

Professor Cox joins The Takeaway to explain why it is so important to make science apolitical.