This is a point that you’ve started to see resonating recently among both economics and science folks, Thomas Friedman is famous for it as well. Science illiteracy is the biggest threat to the future of this nation, because it is the science and technology innovation engine that has made us the economic power that we are. If we want to stay a great nation, we need to keep that engine running.
The video was recorded at this year’s world science festival in NYC. I’m really going to have to get down there next year.