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Darwin Day Lecture: Rise and Fall of Scientific Authority

When: Sunday, February 17. 2019 @ 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: The Brooklyn Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Join Robert P. Crease, our Darwin Day lecturer and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, to learn about his upcoming book the Workshop and the World and why the very features that make science work also provide a veneer of legitimacy to science denial -- and how to combat that.

This event is free and open to the public.

Advanced praise for the Workshop and the World:

“A timely, sophisticated analysis of the plague of science denial, and possible correctives, via an examination of the ideas of ten profound thinkers.” — Kirkus, starred review

“Science is under assault. Crease’s vital new book explains how science acquired its authority, how that authority has benefited us all—and how the seeds of attack came from within science itself. Pulling off such an ambitious enterprise requires the training of a philosopher, the precision of a scientist, and the storytelling chops of a great biographer. Crease has them all.” — Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 and The Wizard and the Prophet

“A masterpiece that explains sophisticated concepts without shortchanging them, and demonstrates 'why the dwindling authority of science' threatens human life. ” — Publishers Weekly, starred review