Interview: Tim Radford

By Anthony Doesburg In Science

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11th January, 2013
These days, Tim Radford, who was born in Hokianga and joined the NZ Herald at 16, conducts science-writing master classes in which he points out the similarities between science and journalism. “A journalist asks six questions repeatedly and is never quite happy with the answers, and so does a scientist...” He is struck by the generally low level of education and interest in science of a public that is “quite capable of encompassing werewolves and Newtonian physics at the same time”. But he isn’t despondent. “I just tell people there is nothing frightening about science.” ...

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