Neither Lawrence Krauss nor Natalie Jeremijenko can be easily categorized. Krauss' deep commitment to public understanding of science advocates for the role of the scientist in the cultural and political landscape. Jeremijenko's scientifically informed, socially conscious art asks who is, and isn't, participating in science. Seed recently invited them to Butter restaurant in NYC to discuss how their views on science as a public enterprise might compare: How do they each define progress? Who do they feel is responsible for science? And what, exactly, is “thinking like a scientist?”
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