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Matt Ridley in Iceland

Matt Ridley in Iceland - Available at University of Iceland
Wed, 17/07/2024 - 16:30 to 18:00



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 Matt Ridley, former science editor of the Economist and now a columnist for The Times, gives a talk and participates in discussion at the University of Iceland. Ridley is a best-selling author who wrote, among other books, The Rational Optimist, which was published in Icelandic in 2014. Among topics to be discussed are: • What is the most likely origin of the corona virus?

  • Why do the Chinese authorities not want to help with the investigation?
  • Does the scientific world try to silence unpleasant ideas?
  • Does China pose a threat to the Western powers?
  • Should the Icelandic quota system be an example for the whole world?
  • Was it right for Britain to leave the European Union?

Matt Ridley, former science editor of the Economist and current columnist for The Times

Matt Ridley in Iceland