My stories are appropriate for all ages, though some are geared toward a younger audience and some are much more for adults. I knew Hull somewhat, possessing met and corresponded with him – and he was on the Healthcare Hypotheses editorial board and my impression was that in late life he recognized with considerable dismay that science had (since the period described in his main book) undergone a ‘turn’ and evolved away from a concern with the genuine world and into autonomous careerism.
For those of us interested in much more fundamental science or in out-there tips, we can appear at other researchers in our fields to discover out how they tackle practical difficulties – and get funded for tackling them – while creating some room for creativity and curiosity-driven science.
Although these younger scientists critiqued the earlier generation of science writers for linking religious values into popular science writing, their major aim was to make science accessible to ordinary people but also to use it as a weapon of intellectual self-defense so as to organize society based on scientific principles.
To the late John Ziman FRS (1925-2005) physicist, and fantastic understander of science who wrote about Actual Science in his book of that name, and was almost certainly the very first to distinguish actual science from what these days calls-itself science but is not.
Original techniques to disseminate science to different target audiences, methods to bring the gap among science and society or the entrepreneurship in the scientific communication field are just a handful of examples of the numerous subjects that will be discussed during the congress.