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Are the ideas of the Scientific Revolution and the concept of a Liberal Democracy symbiotically linked? Was the democratic revolution sparked by the discoveries of science? Can science only flourish in democratic environments? And what can these ideas tell us about the future of China and Iran? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back TIMOTHY FERRIS, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley, writer, editor and film maker. Tonight we talk about his fascinating and controversial look at the evolution of government and science THE SCIENCE OF LIBERTY: DEMOCRACY, REASON AND THE LAWS OF NATURE.