Monday, January 28, 2008
"Dissent in Science: Origins and Outcomes," University of California, San Diego, March 3-4, 2008.
Today society is scrambling to figure out how to manage the uses and abuses of science to minimize harm and maximize public benefit. But we face dramatically opposed attitudes to science. On one hand, it is presumed that the correctness of what science teaches does not come into question. On the other, there is widespread dissent even within the scientific community about results, methods and consequences. This project on contingency and dissent in science aims to develop tools for the scrutiny of the correctness of methods and results in the natural and human sciences based on detailed case studies. The full programme of the workshop may be found here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CPNSS/projects/ContingencyDissentInScience/Dissentworkshop.htm.