Timothy Ferris, Former Editor of Rolling Stone and Professor Emeritus at U.C. Berkeley, makes the case that science inspired the spread of democracy.
Just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger and disease, Ferris argues that the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free democratic societies from fewer than 1 percent of the world population in 1600 to over a third today.
Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and taught at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences for five years.
Roy Eisenhardt has been a frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures for the past fifteen years.
Tim Ferris is a documentary filmmaker, and science writer whose works have appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books and Scientific American.
Ferris is a former editor of Rolling Stone and Professor Emeritus at U.C. Berkeley.