[ASC-list] Invitation from the Royal Society

Robyn Stutchbury robynjstutchbury at mac.com
Tue Mar 29 01:12:35 UTC 2011


Invitation from the Royal Society of New South Wales

Join David Malouf and Barry Jones as they discuss:

Belief and Science: the Belief/Knowledge Dilemma

Wednesday, 6 April 2011 at 5:30pm

Lecture Room 1, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney

David Malouf is an acclaimed Australian writer.

Barry Jones AO, FAA, FASSA, FAHA, FTSE, FACE is a writer, lawyer, social activist, quiz champion and former politician (including Science Minister). He is on the National Trust's list of Australian Living Treasures.

Topics like climate change seem to have not only polarised the population but also apparently forced practising scientists into a corner where they feel they need to 'believe' or be damned by their peers. Where has this thinking come from and what is it about us that causes us to suddenly suspend our 'scientific method' developed over hundreds of years in favour of 'mass religion'? Is it the fault of the media who are perpetually after their 5-second grab or are we ourselves to blame?

Booking is not necessary.

All welcome. Entry is free to RSNSW members. There is a charge of $5 for non-members.

Drinks will be available for purchase at the Forum Restaurant bar from 5:00pm prior to the event.

The Darlington Centre is on City Road, Darlington, adjacent to the University Regiment. Limited parking available.

For further information phone 9036 5282 or email info at nsw.royalsoc.org.au







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