L O C A L E V E N T
Institute of World Culture Seminar
Saturday August 25, 2012
The rapidity by which certain kinds of scientific claims and counterclaims
of evidence are made–with accompanying media coverage and interest
group advocacy–raises questions about the apparent "unevenness" of
what is promoted as scientific evidence and its use in public
policymaking. Drawing upon the fertile writings of writer-scientist, Michael
Crichton, the aim of this seminar is to discuss how scientific claims of
evidence can be addressed creditably both within the scientific
community and the policymaking/ regulatory process. Ravi Tepfer and Dr.
Maurice Bisheff will raise questions as laypersons attempting to get better
clarification of the issues and distortions involved in making decisions
about science and public policy. Particular attention will be given to
Crichton's concerns about projections on global warming and
environmentalism as religion.
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