W. Patrick McCray, author of The Visioneers, was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition to talk about recent discoveries in science and how the public accepts what scientists tell them. Sam Arbesman, a scientist and mathematician at the Kauffman Foundation, joins McCray in this interview.
W. Patrick McCray is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Keep Watching the Skies!: The Story of Operation Moonwatch and the Dawn of the Space Age (Princeton) and Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology.