2013 Programme: Battle over Scientific Information

Scientific facts are one thing but what are scientific ‘truths’? When we rely more and more on statistics and models and bigger and bigger data is there a danger of losing sight of what this might all mean? It may be a fact that fires burn trees or that more food than you need gets stored as fat. Does that mean you shouldn’t play with matches or eat fries?

Strand Convenors: Craig Fairnington and Timandra Harkness

Introduced by Craig Fairnington, online resources manager, Academy of Ideas

Sunday 20 October 2013
9.30am to 10.15am Frobisher Auditorium 2
10.30am to 12.00pm Frobisher Auditorium 2
1.30pm to 3.00pm Frobisher Auditorium 2
3.30pm to 4.45pm Frobisher Auditorium 2
5.15pm to 6.15pm Frobisher Auditorium 2

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Academy of Ideas