How science makes politics absurd

Where science unifies, politics pulls apart

Over the past few years, we have witnessed a profound divergence between the heights of our scientific capabilities and the depths of our political failures. Sciences’ emphasis on discovery and collaboration has the power to unite people in the quest for understanding, while our politics often fall foul to divisiveness, fostering pointlessly destructive behaviour. In an age blighted by gratuitous conflict, we must seek to cling to the unifying nature proffered by scientific discovery, writes Avi Loeb. 

 

“Surely, we can distinguish melted shrapnel from stones,” I noted during an online meeting of the Galileo research team yesterday, as we were planning the machinery for the Pacific Ocean expedition to retrieve fragments from the 2014 explosion of the first interstellar meteor. As shown in a recent

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