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Alan Alda does MATH
http://www.msri.org/workshops/18619
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Alan Alda does MATH
http://www.msri.org/workshops/18619
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Besides many accomplished roles on stage, screen, and television—his Senator Vinick character in The West Wing boasts his own Wikipedia page—Alan Alda hosted PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years. His deep and genuine interest in science was on display when he took the stage of the Roda Theatre in Berkeley with mathematician Bob Osserman of MSRI, in a fascinating and wide-ranging public conversation that dwelt on curved space-time, new math, marriage, Richard Feynman, public perceptions of science, and much more. Watch the friendly duel of wits at http://tinyurl.com/6xw59p.

Alda wants the nathematicians to communicate to the masses what they are doing in a way that the masses will understand. Feynmann could do it. Can it be done by others? In China, I believe, it was once was, maybe still is, a requirement for scientists to communicate to the masses.



In the seventies, I guess, I bought a book with four dialogues between philosophers. It was staged at a university in the Netherlands and was televised. I don’t remember the name of the book, but one of the participants was Arne Næss http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jan/15/obituary-arne-naess and another was Noam Chomsky. Searching for the book on the Internet the closest I got was the Socratic Dialogue; The Dutch Experience.

Finally I found it:

The International Philosophers Project (1971) led to the publication of Reflexive Water, the basic concerns of mankind, containing debates with leading philosophers, sir Alfred Ayer and Arne Naess, sir John Eccles and sir Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, Leszek Kolakowski and Henri Lefèbvre. 

Here is a video of one of the dialogues. 
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