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Its precisely because of the many different topics in science that game theory touches. It was invented for use in economics, but over the decades its applications have extended to biology, psychology, anthropology, neuroscience and even quantum physics. Science journalism ought to report new scientific insights, and game theory has become a spectacular tool for identifying many new insights.
What is it about science that really generates the passion necessary to explore it in such depth?
Science is the one common language for coping with the world that transcends personal preferences and prejudicial ideologies. Many people, even some scientists, nevertheless try to impose their preferences or ideologies on science. In my writings I try to cut through those prejudices to find the evidence, interpreted by sound reasoning, that tells natures true story. The search for that evidence and reasoning is what drives me.
The movie or the book which did you like better?
The book, of course. The movie was very entertaining but bore very little resemblance to the true story and pretty much garbled what little it described about John Nashs math. The book was a skillfully written biography that provided some flavor of the math, although it did not explore game theorys widespread use across the spectrum of scientific disciplines.