'Two Cultures,' Still Clashing 50 Years Later? In 1959, C.P. Snow delivered his provocative lecture "The Two Cultures and The Scientific Revolution," lamenting the gulf between scientists and literary types. Science journalism professor and author Charles Seife talks about why the essay stirs debate today.
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'Two Cultures,' Still Clashing 50 Years Later?

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'Two Cultures,' Still Clashing 50 Years Later?

'Two Cultures,' Still Clashing 50 Years Later?

'Two Cultures,' Still Clashing 50 Years Later?

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In 1959, C.P. Snow delivered his provocative lecture "The Two Cultures and The Scientific Revolution," lamenting the gulf between scientists and literary types. Science journalism professor and author Charles Seife talks about why the essay stirs debate today.