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- Science in History Seminar
- London PUS Seminar: Craig Cormick
- Lunchtime Lecture: Art for science's sake
- Fireworks in Ealing
- STS Seminar: Helen Curry
- London PUS Seminar: Steve Fuller
- Film Night: Jekyll and Hyde (1931)
- STS Seminar: Jack Stilgoe
- Should We Clone Neanderthals?
- 'Theatres of Science' workshop
- STS Seminar: Big Data; Big Deal
- Seminar: Sociology of Secrecy
- Will the Geek Inherit the Earth?
- Q&A PANEL: Taking Infection Seriously
- Darwin in London: Lecture
- Influence of Islam on Science: Lecture
- Panel: What Counts as Good Evidence for Policy?
- Film Night: Fantastic Voyage (1966)
- POSTPONED: Science in History Seminar: Simon Mitton
- Symposium: New History of Scienitfic Experience
- STS Seminar: David A Kirby
- STS Seminar: Andrew Balmer
- STS Seminar: Noortje Marres
- conference: Cultures of Ancient Science
- STS At AstroFest
- STS Seminar: Francesca Rochburg
- Past Imperfect Seminar
- PUS Seminar: Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
- Speak Out! Mental Health Documentary
- talk: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
- STS Research Day
- Simon Werrett on early modern materials
- Crossing The Divides (Workshop)
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London PUS Seminar: Steve Fuller
Publication date: Oct 5, 2012 10:24:05 AM
Nov 28, 2012 4:15:00 PM
End: Nov 28, 2012 6:00:00 PM
Location: St Clement's Building, Room S314, LSE
IS SCIENCE UNDERGOING ITS OWN PROTESTANT REFORMATION?
Steve Fuller (Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick)
Abstract: In many respects, the devolution of scientific authority in our time – often mistakenly seen as part of a general ‘anti-scientific’ backlash – resembles the fate of Christianity under the Protestant Reformation, when the Roman Catholic Church lost its absolute authority to pronounce on religious matters. I shall explore features of the current ‘public understanding of science’ environment that suggest that science is indeed undergoing its own kind of ‘reformation’, with the internet functioning much as the printing press did in the 16th and 17thcenturies. This talk expands on my concept of ‘Protscience’ (i.e. Protestant Science) that I introduced in my recent book, Science: The Art of Living (Acumen, 2010), and is designed to encompass a range of movements from scientific creationism to New Age medicine.
About the Seminar Series
The London PUS seminar is an interdisciplinary intercollegiate seminar concerned with the broad range of topics that fall under the headings of public understanding of science, public engagement with science, science communication, and science-in-society. It has been run jointly between LSE and UCL since 1993 and is open to all. Our participants predominantly come from a wide range of academic disciplines, and the science policy and science communication/public engagement communities. It is currently supported by the Public Understanding of Science journal published by SAGE and the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL
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