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The new Brian cox programme, anyone watching?
I'm a big fan of Brian!
For delving into controversial areas of animal testing and GM crops but only showing the argument from the scientists' side. I thought that review missed the point a lot, it was meant to be a programme about science's uneasy relationship with the public and given the breadth of the subject, it was right not to open it up to larger debates that have already been covered elsewhere. The time devoted to the early development of nuclear weaponry in Wales was staggering enough, the interview with the woman who worked on it as a 19 year old without realising what they were making was brilliant, can you imagine that? Getting a temp job, "yeah, can you watch these instruments, tell us if they go over, er, fifty or something, if it starts glowing then throw some water on it, ok? Lunch is at twelve..."
It's a very guilty pleasure, but I do like it when scientists make shit blow up...
Looking forward to next weeks installment!
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