World Science Festival Opens In New York City Today
The World Science Festival opens today, May 28, in New York City. Mayor Bloomberg will give the key-note address titled "World Class Science By and For the People of New York City" at the World Science Summit, Columbia University. More than 125 invitation-only guests will be discussing the many ways science is influencing our world.
Columbia physicist Brian Greene and his wife television producer Tracy Day founded the festival. Their goal: Bring science to the people on the street in interesting ways.
Nobel laureates, movie stars, biologists, philosophers, theologians, scientists, engineers, Disney imagineers, dancers, singers and acrobats will promote the wonders of science throughout the festival that lasts from today through Sunday.
It is my wish that scientists and participants will have the time to reflect on ways some scientists have not been scientific. They will have the opportunity to reflect on moments in history when some mainstream scientists holding the dominant but erroneous views have suppressed new discoveries. They will have the time to reflect on contemporary instances when some scientists have sold their souls to the highest bidder at the detriment of the people's welfare.