There are 650 MPs in the House of Commons. 158 have a background in business, 90 have been political advisers or organisers, and 86 are lawyers. Only one of them is a scientist. Is it any wonder that politics so often lets science down, and fails to exploit its skeptical methods to design policies that are fit for purpose?
Professor A. C. Grayling discusses the nature of the debate surrounding the related, but separate areas of atheism, humanism and secularism.