Braginsky Center for the Interface between Science and the Humanities zoom lecture with Prof. Mario LivioDate:
Lecture / Seminar
Title: GALILEO and the Science Deniers
Lecturer: Prof. Mario Livio
Organizer: Braginsky Center for the Interface between Science and the Humanities
Details: Astrophysicist,University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Abstract: A fresh biography of Galileo Galilei which puts his scientific discoveries in co ... Read more A fresh biography of Galileo Galilei which puts his scientific discoveries in context. Disturbed by rampant science denial in America—and around the world—that has only intensified in recent years, I began researching the life, ideas, and actions of this brilliant man who encountered similar pressures centuries ago. The result is a biography filled with lessons relevant for today—whether with respect to trusting the advice given by scientists in relation to COVID-19, the reality of climate change, the efficacy of vaccines, or the teaching of creationist theories in schools. I will discuss these topics in this talk.