Those who practice science know that research is full of wrong turns, cul-de-sacs, mistaken identities, false findings, errors of fact and judgement, and only the occasional success. Firestein, the author of the highly praised Ignorance, argues that the view that science is infallible originates in an education system that teaches nothing but facts and is proliferated by media who report on discoveries but almost never on process. Firestein shows us that scientific enterprise is, and should be, riddled with failures. The book will give the non-scientifically trained public an insider’s view of how science is actually done, with the aim of making it accessible, comprehensible, and entertaining.
Wednesday, October 21st.
5:00pm: Doors open
6:00pm: Program begins
The Author will be signing books immediately after the program
Books will be available for sale
This event is free and open to the public. To register, click HERE or on the “Get Tickets” button below.
FREE PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL’S PARKING LOT (ADJACENT TO THE BUILDING, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL)
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