What came first: science or democracy?

Feb 9, 2010

What has been the impetus and inspiration for the democracies of the world? Timothy Ferris argues that it was and is science, explaining how the political and scientific revolutions grew concomitantly, feeding off each other’s victories. Does that mean true democracy doesn’t exist in scientifically-deprived nations? And are the most scientific nations the most democratic? Ferris explores how scientific societies demand liberty and other social benefits.

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