Postings from the interface of science and culture
Monday, March 28, 2011
Who's (still) afraid of MMR?
With the fallout from the MMR scare still with us, this programme on BBC Radio 4 is a timely reminder of the issues. “Science betrayed” indeed, but by whom? The full story is societal as much as it is biomedical. Anyway, listen while you still can.
I am a London-based writer, and the author of several books on aspects of science and its interactions with other aspects of culture. My latest book is Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything (Bodley Head, 2012).