Why is science important? Mar 13, 2009 Misc I was linked to this video today and really enjoyed it. I have never heard of Alom Shaha, but I hope to see more from him in the future. Why is Science Important? from Alom Shaha on Vimeo. Greg Langmead Machine Learning Engineer I am a software engineer and mathematician. I work on NLP algorithms for Apple News, and research homotopy type theory in CMU’s philosophy department.