Against the background noise of people still believing stupid things like the Earth is flat, that we can do what we want to it with no ill effect and that truth is a matter of opinion, it’s wonderful to see the result of serious people doing serious work and getting closer to fighting Huntington’s disease (and many other things, like being able to edit genetic problems from DNA). I hope they find a cure for the disease of conceit (as Bob called it) sometime soon.
So, films with a scientific bent this week, preferably containing more fact than fiction (sci-fi is a possible future topic….). There have been many biopics of brilliant minds and accounts of scientific breakthroughs, so let’s hear which ones you were convinced and/or entertained by. I’ll pick the winner of last year’s Screen Actors Guild top award, Hidden Figures.
It may have been an imperfect film but it was a valuable lesson about the immense contribution made to space exploration by women of colour in ridiculously difficult circumstances, back when computers were actual people (albeit ones treated like inanimate objects).
What films about science and/or scientists would you recommend?