“The What, the How, and the Why of Science Denial” by Adrian Bardon (Wake Forest University)
Date: 3:30pm PDT September 22, 2017 Location: J.R Howard Hall 102
J.R Howard Hall 102
Science denial is the denial of consensus science on any of a wide range of issues, such as climate change, vaccine safety, GM foods, or water-supply fluoridation. Widespread denial of established science in areas like these can have a big impact on public policy and human well-being. We would do well to form a better understanding of what denial is, how it is maintained, and, perhaps most importantly, why we do it.
Dr. Bardon is well-known philosopher who works in the philosophy of science. It promises to be an great talk. Hope to see you there!