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Science in a Polarized World

June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The World Science Festival Presents Science in a Polarized World. Our age is marked by the proliferation of information, and yet we can’t agree. Science is supposed to be neutral, and yet it has generated some of the deepest societal divides. Why? Our response to scientific information depends on psychology, emotion, peer pressure, politics and cultural influences. How can we navigate these differences and implement smart policy in a contentious society? Join a vibrant and important discussion examining the interface between the scientific process and the sometimes unscientific public, as we hurtle headlong into an uncertain future.

Moderator: John Donvan
Participants: France Córdova, Brian Greene, Dan Kahan, Paul Nurse

Website: www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/perceptions-of-science
Ticket Link: tickets.nyu.edu/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=6034


June 3, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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566 LaGuardia Place
New York, New York 10012
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