Ideas | Oct 3, 1990 | 41:41

Biology As Ideology - Part 1

Richard Lewontin is a prominent scientist, a geneticist who teaches at Harvard, yet he believes that we have placed science on a pedestal, treating it as an objective body of knowledge that transcends all other ways of knowing and all other endeavours. In Biology as Ideology Lewontin examines the false paths down which modern scientific ideology has led us. By admitting science's limitations, he helps us rediscover the richness of nature - and appreciate the real value of science.

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