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Why we should trust science (but not necessarily scientists)

A public lecture by Professor Naomi Oreskes, Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies funded by Weidenfeld Hoffmann Trust
When May 15, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where David Attenborough Building Pembroke Street Cambridge CB2 3QY
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How do we know climate scientists are not wrong?

Can we respond to this challenge in an intellecturally principled way?

The history of science has amply demonstrated that scientific claims cannot be viewed as absolute truths. Although scientific processes of critical inquiry can sometimes lead to the overturning of well-established claims in recent years, the potential persishability of scientific claims has been exploited by “merchants of doubt” to challenge environmental science, particularly with respect to anthropogenic climate science.

This public lecture is free to attend, but registration is required. Please follow the link below to reserve your place.

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