- Professor Lawrence Krauss is giving a free public lecture at The University of Auckland.
22 March 2010, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Building 301, Faculty of Science, 22 Symonds Street, Auckland
The distinction between science and fiction and between sense and nonsense is becoming blurred in popular discourse. At the same time, science is currently under attack on many fronts, and scientists must play a part in helping defend science beyond the walls of academia – locally and internationally, politically and in the media.
Professor Krauss will discuss the challenge that journalists face in presenting science to a society in which scientific illiteracy is rampant, and in which the public is exposed to a host of scientific fallacies presented as fact in the media.
Professor Krauss will argue that popular opinion is an inappropriate guide for science policy and education, and he will discuss why science matters more than ever in our society.
HT: Dunedin School