The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski (with Timothy Sandefur)
Timothy Sandefur comes back to the show to talk about John Bronowksi. Bronowski had a wide array of interests. He invented smokeless coal and was a friend to Leo Szilard, the inventor of the atomic bomb. In fact, he led the mission to assess the aftermath of the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There was not much this famous scientist, philosopher, and poet didn’t do and Sandefur was the first author to write a biography of him.
Who was John Bronowski? Why was Bronowski a socialist? Should politics stay out of science? What scientific research was conducted by the Nazis?
The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon, written by Timothy Sandefur
Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man, written by Timothy Sandefur
The Ascent of Man, BBC Documentary
The Disestablishment of Science: I, written by John Bronowski
Science Doesn’t Need Public Funding, Free Thoughts Podcast
Bias in Scientific Research, Free Thoughts Podcast
What Role Should Science Play in Public Policy?, Free Thoughts Podcast