Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights.
I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you’ll be very highly paid once you’ve got them.
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.