Fostering Science Acceptance: The Challenge and Importance of Communicating Scientific Information in a Landscape of Selective Denial
We are now in a time of national crisis, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads unchecked in largely unvaccinated states, putting the rest of the country in renewed danger. This scenario could likely
have been avoided, were it not for rampant rejection of science among certain populations where issues related to personal and community identity led to politicization of and hesitancy toward vaccination,
masking, and social distancing measures. Similarly, the teaching of biological evolution and action on climate change have been hindered by lack of science acceptance, often in the very same populations and geographical regions. This Scientific Perspectives Colloquium will consider the history and cultures of science denial in the United States
as well as evidence-based strategies for better dialogue toward hopeful science acceptance.
Jason Wiles, Associate Professor of Biology from Syracuse University will be giving this talk. Sponsored by Core Scientific Perspectives.
Thursday, September 23 at 4:30pm
Ho Science Center, 101
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA