Tag Archives: Physical sciences

What is science and why should we care? — Part I

Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Alan Sokal I propose to share with you a few reflections about the nature of scientific inquiry and its importance for public life. At a superficial level one could say that I will be…

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STS vs Physics

There’s an interesting discussion taking place in the comments on a Making Science Public guest post – by Philip Moriarty – called Science is not what you want it to be. This issue seems to relate to the significance of … Continue reading

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Circling the square

The seems to have been an interesting, inter-disciplinary meeting in Nottingham called Circling the Square : Research, media, politics, and impact. The goal seems to have been to explore the role of knowledge in policy making and brought together international … Continue reading

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