A 24 part series on history and future progression of science.I have been listening to this for about a week, and discovered it listening to late night radio. Covers a wide range of interesting topics.
If science is neither cookery, nor angelic virtuosity, then what is it?
Modern societies have tended to take science for granted as a way of knowing, ordering and controlling the world. Everything was subject to science, but science itself largely escaped scrutiny. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years. Historians, sociologists, philosophers and sometimes scientists themselves have begun to ask fundamental questions about how the institution of science is structured and how it knows what it knows.
link to podcast: www.cbc.ca/podcasting/pastpodcasts.html?45#ref45