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"Defend Science"-The Attack on Scientific Thinking
Date Thursday April 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley Campus,
1 LeConte Hall - (1 LeConte Hall is East of Doe Library and next to Campenile
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorTyler
A Forum and Discussion

The Attack on Scientific Thinking and Why We Must Defend Science:

In the United States today science, as science, is under attack as never before. The attacks are coming at a accelerating pace and includes frequent interventions by powerful forces, in and out of the Bush Administration, who seem all too willing to deny scientific truth, disrupt scientific investigations, block scientific progress, undermine scientific education, and sacrifice the very integrity of the scientific process itself.

Panelists include:

Kevin Padian – Professor of Integrative Biology and curator of the Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley, President of the National Center Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley, President of the National Center for Science Education
Phil Plait – NASA Education Resource Director (NERD) in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Sonoma State University. He is the creator of the website, http://badastronomy .com, where he fights myths and misconceptions people have about astronomy.
Dennis Baldocchi – Professor of Biometeorology, Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center at UC Berkeley
Stephen Palumbi – Professor of Biological Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for the Environment
Michael G. Hadfield, panel moderator – Professor of Zoology and Director of the Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawaii.
Defend Science! recognizes the serious danger posed to society and humanity if the attacks on science are not defeated. We aim to rally a broad movement to defend science and scientific thinking. Please read and circulate the Defend Science Statement (http://defendscience .org), help us print it in newspapers from the USA Today to the Kansas City Star and join with us in waging this urgent battle.

Hosted by the Berkeley student chapter of Defend Science! students@defendscience.org

http://defendscience .org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 12th, 2006 4:10 PM

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