Thursday, November 30 The View From Within: Does Science Trust Itself?
Due to popular demand Part 2 of the Trust in Science series has been moved to:
Ondaatje Hall, McCain Arts and Social Science Building
6135 University Avenue
The perception for most of us on the ‘outside’of the modern scientific establishment often is that of a peaceable community of dispassionate truth seekers able to rely on indisputable methods of inquiry to form consensus and discover truth. The view from within is rather more complicated. This lecture will focus on specific, recent controversies of public concern within different sciences to highlight the complex ways and degrees to which the scientific establishment both trusts and distrusts itself, and how these two are balanced against one another along the complex pathways in which scientists interact with each other’s work. How and why scientists trust (or mistrust) one another, how science monitors itself, should be of great interest to the public at large who trust (or mistrust) it.
Speaker: Dr. David T. Scadden. Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School; Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University