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Dr Adam Rutherford

Science writer, editor, broadcaster, self-proclaimed geek, and Patron of Humanists UK

“Science is emphatically not a belief system. It doesn’t require faith, and it works: civilisation is built on science working. But it’s a full-time job to keep on top of one subject, and impossible to stay up to date across a range of fields. We have to trust that the system works…” *

Dr Adam Rutherford has a degree in evolutionary biology, is an editor at the science journal Nature, and presents television and radio programmes, including “Cell” for BBC4. He has appeared in New Humanist’s “Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People”.

* Read Adam Rutherford’s interesting article about science, scientific publishing and peer reviewing in The Observer, 23/8/15

See also
His article on creationist tactics in New Humanist at
His Guardian essays on subjects from World Goth Day to synthetic biology and playing God at

Listen to…
A Little Atoms interview at
His backstage interview at New Humanist’s “Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People”,  Bloomsbury Theatre, December 2010 at

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