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Social Sessions 04: Scientists behaving badly?

Public event   10.03.2010





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ESRC Genomics and Policy Research Forum


ESRC Genomics and Policy Research Forum, 3rd Floor, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQemail: forum@genomicsnetwork.ac.uk

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm, drinks and nibbles provided

Event details

Over the past few months the Genomics Forum has hosted three very successful public events, the Social Sessions, on: the scientist as seen in literature and in science studies; genetics and crime; and science as an inspiration for poetry.We are now planning a fourth, to be held in March, on the relevance of science studies to the controversy arising from the East Anglia emails hack - labelled 'Climategate' in the media and online. Our panel and audience will discuss whether the attitudes and actions apparently shown in the emails and other documents are as scandalous as has been claimed, or whether they are (as some of the science studies literature would suggest) fairly typical of what goes on in everyday scientific practice. And if the latter is the case, how is that the results of scientific practice can be regarded as reliable?Speakers: Simon Shackley - School of GeosciencesColin Macilwain - NatureBen Pile - Climate Resistance blogColin Campbell - EaSTCHEM Fellow, School of ChemistrySteve Sturdy - Genomics Forum Deputy DirectorThis event is FREE, but as space is limited, please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to: forum@genomicsnetwork.ac.uk

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After the event

Read Ken MacLeod's report at Climate science a hot topic at Social Session 04, 19 March 2010