Harry Collins


On his book Gravity’s Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century

Cover Interview of June 21, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“I try to understand the nature of knowledge by watching it being made.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

”That millions of people revere Steven Hawking’s popular books is worrying; those millions surely do not understand them, so the works of science are being treated as something holy in themselves.”

On the second:

”Science contains a wonderful set of values at its heart.  If scientists do not understand this, then science could become just another arm of capitalism, politics, or the entertainment industry.”