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Alan Alda Speaks To Paxman On Newsnight About Science (VIDEO)

20/02/2014 03:20 GMT | Updated 20/02/2014 03:59 GMT

What is colour? That was the question posed by M*A*S*H, West Wing actor and long-time science enthusiast Alan Alda, who joined Paxo on Wednesday’s Newsnight to discuss the Flame Challenge, a competition in which scientists are charged with explaining complex scientific ideas to a group of 11-year-old judges.

Paxo had his foot off the gas for this more relaxed confrontation, but Alda gave a good show of explaining how science can be just as beautiful as art or literature.