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Doubt, Faith, and Truth in Science

Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/06/2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
Tyneside Irish Centre Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Professor Daniel Nettle will talk about the decline in trust in science and expertise in society at large, and how that relates to the so-called ‘replication crisis’ within science – the realisation that much of the information in the published scientific literature may not be robust. The question he poses is: why should you have faith in science, and what is the best set of beliefs about the world to follow?

Daniel Nettle is a professor of Behavioural Science at Newcastle University, where he is a member of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Behaviour and Evolution. See more about his work at https://www.danielnettle.org.uk.

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.

We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments.

 

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