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Is skepticism about science on the rise? Join the conversation with Elliott Sober

Story posted October 21, 2011

Event date(s): October 21, 2011 — October 26, 2010


What is the perception of science in society? Is skepticiam about science on the rise? Join this informal conversation with Elliott Sober, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconson, Madison
Monday, October 24 4:00 pm
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

Why do so many Americans believe that intelligent design is on a par as a theory with evolutionary theory? Why is climate skepticism and even the denial of anthropogenic climate change acceptable in many circles? What does this say about the status of science and reason in American culture today? Given this skepticism, what are our responsibilities as scientists and educators? Join us for an informal conversation with Elliott Sober. Dr. Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and William Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin. Dr.Sober's area of expertise is the philosophy of science.

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