Richard Lewontin "Science & Politics"

A 2003 interview with marxist and evolutionary geneticist Richard Lewontin on the politics of science.

Submitted by Choccy on November 7, 2011

Lewontin is a legend. His critiques of biological determinism, lazy reductionism, and reactionary uses of science are key readings for anyone interested in the intersection of politics and biology.

Here he talks about leaving the National Academy of Sciences (as did his some-time co-author and fellow marxist Richard Levins), his contempt for academic supervisors who use phd students to get easy authorship, and the necessity for people to challenge authority.

He finishes with the rally 'ORGANISE ORGANISE ORGANISE'.