The Little Question That Fueled Alan Alda’s Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science (PODCAST)

Alan Alda during Stony Brook University on Apr 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Alan Alda during Stony Brook University on Apr 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Alan Alda

Alda professes a lifelong adore of scholarship and clearly binds scientists in high esteem–Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman

It’s a problem he initial encountered all a approach behind in class school.

“When we was 11 years old, we asked a clergyman what’s going on in a flame,” he pronounced in a new talk with David Freeman, comparison scholarship editor during The Huffington Post. “It’s fascinating. You can put your finger by it though it’s hot, it gives off light. What’s function in a flame? And a clergyman said, ‘It’s oxidation.’ That was it. we didn’t know what that meant. It was only another word.”

That frustrating experience, Alda pronounced in a interview, was a impulse for The Flame Challenge

Previous questions for a foe have enclosed “What is color”” and “What is time?” The doubt this year is “What is sleep?”

To learn some-more about The Flame Challenge–and to hear Alda report a details of his adore for science, listen to a podcast above.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/09/alan-alda-flame-challenge-science_n_6379170.html?utm_hp_ref=los-angeles&ir=Los+Angeles

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