#47: The Leak
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In this episode, Jonathan is speaking with Robert Crease about science, politics, and the importance of building trust between scientists and the public.

They discuss:

•The origins of his interest in philosophy and science.
•His book “The Leak: Politics, Activists, and Loss of Trust at Brookhaven National Laboratory” and why he decided to write it.
•What exactly the leak was and how the public was never in any danger.
•How the dose makes the poison.
•The importance of building trust between scientists and the community.
•Celebrities as disinformation superspreaders.
•How media prefers narratives that elicit a strong emotional response over facts.
•And other topics.

Dr. Robert Crease is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York, and chairman of the department. He has written, translated, or edited over a dozen books on history and philosophy of science. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Physics in Perspective, and writes a monthly column, “Critical Point,” for Physics World magazine, on the philosophy and history of science. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsday and elsewhere.

Website: https://www.robertpcrease.com/

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