[ASC-list] Sydney, 21-24 October: 2014 Templeton Lectures - Trust in Science

Kali Madden kali.madden at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 00:35:54 UTC 2014



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> From: Peter Harrowell <peter.harrowell at sydney.edu.au>
> Date: 15 October 2014 11:47:22 am AEDT
> To: office at asc.asn.au
> Subject: 2014 Templeton Lectures - Trust in Science
> 
> This may be of interest to your members,
> 
> 
> The Committee for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST) has
> organized a series of public lectures in October to examine the issue
> of Trust in Science from a variety of perspectives (see below). We
> are very excited about this event and invite you to join us.
> Open to all. No booking necessary. Free admission.
> 
> 
> TRUST IN SCIENCE
> Over the last 10 years we have witnessed an increasing frequency with
> which non-scientists politicians, commentators and business leaders
> have refuted scientists conclusions, often without even recourse to
> data or reasoning. Issues like climate change, vaccination, evolution
> and alternative medicines have provided the battlegrounds for some of
> the most public denunciations of science. This setting aside of
> scientific judgment occurs in the wider context of a society evermore
> expectant of the advances in technology and health provided by this
> same science. How can we understand this apparent paradox? Is it a
> fundamental shift in our views of science or just a smokescreen for
> political maneuvering? Is this really a new development or just the
> latest in science's long running tussle with common intuition? Or are
> there valid grounds for complaint about science or scientists?
> 
> Monday, 20 October 2014
> The Historical Need for a Vindication of Science
> Prof Stephen Gaukroger, Professor of History of Philosophy and
> History of Science, and ARC Professorial Fellow, Sydney University
> 
> Tuesday, 21 October 2014
> The Cultural Authority of Science: Public Perceptions of Science in Society
> Prof Gordon Gauchat, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
> 
> Thursday, 23 October 2014
> The Loss of Science and the Loss of Humanity
> Dr Paul Willis, Director, Royal Institution of Australia
> 
> Friday, 24 October 2014
> Privileged Knowledge Under Challenge: On Trusting Science and Scientists
> Discussion panel led by Natasha Mitchel, ABC Radio
> Prof Penny Sackett (former Chief Scientist for Australia)
> Dr Paul Willis
> Prof Stephen Gaukroger
> Prof Gordon Gauchat
> 
> All events will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Eastern Avenue
> Auditorium, The University of Sydney. For the full program see
> <http://sydney.edu.au/chast/upcoming-events/index.shtml>http://sydney.edu.au/chast/upcoming-events/index.shtml
> 
> 
> 
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