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As a nation, are we scientifically illiterate? Does it matter if we don’t understand genetics, evolution or energy? After all, how often does electromagnetism come up in everyday life? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome ROBERT M. HAZEN, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the author of more than 350 articles and 20 books on science, history and music. With James Trefill, he has written one of the most useful and important science books ever published for the general public: SCIENCE MATTERS: ACHIEVING SCIENTIFIC LITERACY. This book will bring the reader up to speed on nineteen general principles of science that every person should know and proves once and for all science is not hard at all, but can be downright enjoyable and even fun . Even Quantum Theory!