Tag Archives: The Two Cultures

Want to start a Facebook thread of doom?

… Just write the following as your status update: [skepticlawyer] is getting rather sick of the politics of envy – served with a toxic topping of fat hate – being flung at Gina Rinehart. Here’s a tip: if a woman has a great deal more money and talent than you, and also refuses to play the […]

The Two Cultures Redux

On May 7, 1959, British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered an influential Rede Lecture at Cambridge University. His lecture concerned the intellectual division between the sciences and the humanities, and contained the following famous passage: I remember G. H. Hardy once remarking to me in mild puzzlement, some time in the 1930s, ‘Have you noticed how the word ‘intellectual’ is used nowadays. There seems to be a new definition which certainly doesn’t include Rutherford or Eddington or Dirac or Adrian or me? It […]