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why people reject science and what we can do about it

When?
Wednesday, August 13 2014 at 7:00PM

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Where?

67 Etruria Old Road,
Etruria,
Stoke-On-Trent,
ST1 5PE.

Who?
Dr Christopher Hassall

What's the talk about?

PLEASE NOTE the change of date.
"The rejection of well-established scientific principles is commonplace, particularly in the fields of alternative medicine and climate denialism.  I will discuss a recent case of climate change denial within a university environment and use this to outline how climate denialism came to be, and how ingrained some climate sceptics are within institutions.  I will then briefly consider two other forms of science denial - HIV/AIDS denialism and creationism - to provide some general conclusions about why people reject science and what we can do about it."

 

Dr Christopher Hassall is an evolutionary ecologist working on human impacts on ecological systems  and large-scale evolutionary patterns at the University of Leeds.

 

£3 per head will get you a ticket in our drinks raffle,

two lucky attendees will win a FREE pint on the night.