Science Under Attack

Horizon, 2010-2011 Episode 10 of 15

Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse examines why science appears to be under attack, and why public trust in key scientific theories has been eroded - from the theory that man-made climate change is warming our planet, to the safety of GM food, or that HIV causes AIDS.

He interviews scientists and campaigners from both sides of the climate change debate, and travels to New York to meet Tony, who has HIV but doesn't believe that that the virus is responsible for AIDS.

This is a passionate defence of the importance of scientific evidence and the power of experiment, and a look at what scientists themselves need to do to earn trust in controversial areas of science in the 21st century.

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59 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Feb 2011 01:00

50 Years of Horizon Collection

50 Years of Horizon Collection
This programme is part a collection of BBC programmes specially chosen to celebrate Horizon's 50th anniversary.

 

Go to the BBC Four 50 Years of Horizon Collection

50 Years of Horizon - interactive ebook

50 Years of Horizon - interactive ebook
A free, interactive ebook designed for use on Apple, Android and Kindle tablets, and featuring clips from this selection of programmes as well as interviews with current Horizon presenters, is available to download at www.bbc.co.uk/horizon

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorEmma Jay
ProducerEmma Jay
PresenterPaul Nurse

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