Australian tax law splits science and humanities

Saturday 20 May 2017 12:45 PM (view complete episode).

Nearly 60 years back, the British researcher and novelist C.P. Snow provided a lecture, The Two Cultures in which he said the splitting of sciences and humanities was a significant hindrance to fixing the world’s problems. Len Fisher explains the issue as even more pushing today, not helped by Australian tax legislation which still does not acknowledge the scientific work of the Royal Society of NSW as being cultural.

Len Fisher.
Department of Physics.
The University of Bristol.
Fellow Royal Society of NSW.
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Presenter Robyn Williams ProducerDavid Fisher.
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Rob Wilson:.
20 May 2017 1:03:45 pm.

We all make errors.

Dr. Len Fisher was crucial of the mispronunciation of a scientist’s name yet Len shows that he is a scientist affected by his culture or a minimum of influenced by the culture of the U.S.A. because he mispronounced the Danish Capital.

He pronounced it the same way that Danny Kaye pronounced it in the movie Hans Christian Andersen.

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Christopher Cowles:.
20 May 2017 1:28:06 pm.

Congratulations Robyn regarding your reference of STEAM.

I wrote to you a while back about the absence of acknowledgment relating to the vital link between science, arts, and culture.

We have an exhibit at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery about the French expedition of this part of the world titled ‘the Art of Science.’ It epitomizes this connection.


Christopher Cowles.

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