Plant Biotechnology + Breeding: Online Café Green Enlightenment by Marc Van Montagu
In this inaugural webinar, Marc Van Montagu talked about Science as a fundamental tool to understand life in general and human societies in particular. Observations on cause and effect and mathematical reasoning have helped us understand the nonliving world so well that we have called it Enlightenment. Until recently, the application of these "laws of nature" to explain the behavior of animals has brought nothing but confusion and anarchy. Understanding molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology gives hope that we can wake up from this nightmare. How important are these reflections for the Plant B+B network?