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Snow, C.P. (1905–1980)

Charles Percival Snow is now best remembered for his 1959 book The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, in which he expresses his views on issues concerned with the culture of the arts (or humanities) as compared with the culture of science and technology. He was influential in the public understanding of science and is sometimes seen as one of science's most important defenders. His significance is that he was an important and successful novelist who was trained as a scientist; his opinions therefore carry authority as someone who is expert in both the sciences and the humanities. Some question exists as to whether the debate over the arts versus the sciences is still relevant today, as 2009 was the 50th anniversary of the publication ...

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