I agree with Mr Appleyard that science and technology play a dominant role in our culture that is often not recognised or acknowledged. Hence this week, which aims to alert people to this fact. It also enables them to realise what science, engineering and technology can and cannot achieve, to appreciate the nature of the arguments that scientists use to reach their conclusions and the principles that underpin the technologies with which we are surrounded. This is not the stuff of a 'stale, footling public relations gesture'.
Mr Waldegrave has supported our efforts and has helped us to engage considerable media attention. But he has not got in the way of the power of science and technology to inspire and entertain thousands of people who have come to events and activities across the country.
British Association for
the Advancement of Science
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