Dr Eugenie Scott - Why do people reject good science? Reflections on the evolution and climate science wars
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Dr Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education presents:
"Why do people reject good science? Reflections on the evolution and climate science wars"
"Scientists are often puzzled when members of the public reject what we consider to be well-founded explanations. They can’t understand why the presentation of scientific data and theory doesn’t suffice to convince others of the validity of “controversial” topics like evolution and climate change. Recent research highlights the importance of ideology in shaping what scientific conclusions are considered reliable and acceptable. This research is quite relevant to both the evolution wars and the public’s opposition to climate change."
This lecture will be held at in the Lecture Theatre at the IRMACS Centre, SFU Burnaby campus on Thursday 27th March at 6pm. Doors are at 5:30pm. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.
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Hosted by HESP and SFSS Skeptics Club