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This Wednesday - Belief and Science: the Belief/Knowledge Dilemma


4 April 2011

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On Wednesday 6 April, the Royal Society of NSW will be hosting a public lecture as part of its 2011 lecture series, featuring David Malouf and Barry Jones on the topic of Belief and Science: the Belief/Knowledge Dilemma.

Topics like climate change seem to have not only polarised the population but also apparently forced practising scientists into a corner where they feel they need to 'believe' or be damned by their peers. Where has this thinking come from and what is it about us that causes us to suddenly suspend our 'scientific method' developed over hundreds of years in favour of 'mass religion'? Is it the fault of the media who are perpetually after their 5-second grab or are we ourselves to blame?

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Wednesday 6 April
Time: 5:30pm. The discussion will be followed by the Society's Annual General Meeting.
Venue: Conference Room 1, Darlington Centre, University of Sydney. The Darlington Centre is on City Road, Darlington, adjacent to the University Regiment. Limited parking available.
Cost: Entry is free to RSNSW members. There is a charge of $5 for non-members.
Bookings: Bookings are not necessary.
Drinks will be available for purchase at the Forum Restaurant bar from 5:00pm prior to the event. The Darlington Centre is on City Road, Darlington, adjacent to the University Regiment. Limited parking available.

Contact: Royal Society of NSW

Phone: 02 9036 5282

Email: 103a2f1e112b26157f103a03570f05070477043e317c2b17