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By Colin Tudge

Scientists are engaged in a wonderful and highly rigorous intellectual adventure - one that has profound influences on all our lives. However, scientists are citizens too and outspoken critic, Colin Tudge, argues that - when it comes to the general human pursuits of politics and religious beliefs - scientists need to think more deeply than is their custom. For all our sakes, Colin believes the education of scientists must be more broadly based.

Colin Tudge read zoology at Cambridge and then became a writer, first for magazines, including 'New Scientist', and then for the BBC. Since then, he has focused increasingly on books, writing on agriculture and conservation and genetics and evolution.