Science’s Conscience

John Ziman, NZ-born scientist and humanist, has died aged 79. “After a brilliant youthful career in physics research he turned increasingly to reflection on the values and societal entanglements of the scientific endeavour as a whole … Ziman was one of the very few who insisted on being a real scientist, but yet reflective and socially responsible. He paid the price, but helped make possible much that is now taken for granted.”

John Ziman: May 16 1925 – January 2 2005

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