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Science World at TELUS World of Science

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This talk begins at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm.

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Talk: The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living: Science, Skepticism and Evidence in the Age of 'Alternative Facts'

Speaker: Jay Hosking, Psychology Department

Abstract: Imperfect, imprecise, and often notoriously biased, it is perhaps unsurprising that science has earned a mixed reputation. But science is not a dogma or a set of beliefs. It is simply a method—in fact, the best method we currently have—for discovering truths about our objective reality. We are living an era where pundits and institutions have heinous reasons to obscure truth, to constantly undermine the idea of objectivity with questions like, “How can we ever really know anything?” In this talk I will separate skepticism from cynicism, reaffirm the importance of evidence-based knowledge, and show that the scientific method is an antidote to questionable authority figures and our flawed intuitions.


The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. Join us for our third season of talks that work to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.

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