Science is F***ed

Spoken Word (science, talk)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 18
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
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Description

Science is thought of as the definitive truth of our time. It claims to sit at the apex of the tree of knowledge. But there's a problem: most scientific findings are (possibly) false. If this is the case, then science may no longer be able to inform us on the big issues of our time and is little more than fake news. Dr Stephen Darling (Queen Margaret University) will explore the problem, focusing in particular on the contentious areas where science meets behaviour. Should we abandon science entirely, and to hell with the mismeasure of man?

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