Your Interview: ask Brighton Science Festival director Richard Robinson a question.

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Brighton Science Festival put a spark into the city during a grey February.  

“Science is just fantastic," says director Richard Robinson. 

Have you got a question about the science festival? Richard Robinson will be answering your questions in The Argus' Your Interview feature this week. 

Post your question below or email emily.walker@theargus.co.uk. 

Explaining his background Richard said: "I used to do street theatre and busking so I was used to performing in front of people. Then one day I took my kids to the science museum in London and saw how good their props were, but I didn’t like their patter. I thought if I had those props then I could do great demonstrations. Then after a lifetime of dancing around in front of kiddie winkles doing science demonstrations I was suddenly stopped in my tracks by discovering 12-14 year olds and realising that science was dying. There was a whole rung of the education system missing and that’s why the science festival had to start." 

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1:58pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Clive Bonny says...

Richard
Can you please answer the great question for the Great British public
What is the meaning of life?
cheers!
Richard Can you please answer the great question for the Great British public What is the meaning of life? cheers! Clive Bonny
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2:52pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Gregor_Samsa says...

Mr Robinson,

I have become increasingly convinced that we are heading for a disastrous confrontation, and that the 21st century will be remembered for a terrible war between mankind and goats. People often underestimate how dangerous a goat can be - I personally know six people who have been severely injured by goats, and the annual death toll racked up by goats is over 2,000,000.

1. In an upcoming war between mankind and goats, which side will you be on?

2. What techniques can science provide in order to give mankind an edge in a conflict against powerful and cunning goats?

3. Could you kill a goat with your bare hands if your life depended on it?

4. If the goats won the war, and you were given the option to be exiled to the Land of Sheep, or to be the slave of a goat, which option would you select?

5. Could science come to the aid of the goats, by perhaps allowing them to disguise themselves as humans and attacking people by surprise?

6. What is your favourite animal, and how would it come in handy in a war between mankind and goats?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
Mr Robinson, I have become increasingly convinced that we are heading for a disastrous confrontation, and that the 21st century will be remembered for a terrible war between mankind and goats. People often underestimate how dangerous a goat can be - I personally know six people who have been severely injured by goats, and the annual death toll racked up by goats is over 2,000,000. 1. In an upcoming war between mankind and goats, which side will you be on? 2. What techniques can science provide in order to give mankind an edge in a conflict against powerful and cunning goats? 3. Could you kill a goat with your bare hands if your life depended on it? 4. If the goats won the war, and you were given the option to be exiled to the Land of Sheep, or to be the slave of a goat, which option would you select? 5. Could science come to the aid of the goats, by perhaps allowing them to disguise themselves as humans and attacking people by surprise? 6. What is your favourite animal, and how would it come in handy in a war between mankind and goats? Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Gregor_Samsa
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9:04pm Mon 3 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

The majority of humans on this planet believe the world was created for them a few years ago. Given the huge amount of evidence to the contrary...ahh, never mind.
Q. What did one quantum physicist say to the other quantum physicist?
A. Nothing, Game of Thrones was on the telly.
The majority of humans on this planet believe the world was created for them a few years ago. Given the huge amount of evidence to the contrary...ahh, never mind. Q. What did one quantum physicist say to the other quantum physicist? A. Nothing, Game of Thrones was on the telly. From beer to uncertainty
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