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A lecture by Chris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science," followed by faculty panel and audience discussion.
Panel members include:
- Kurt Gottfried, Physics, Cornell University
- Steve Hilgartner, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
- Ted Lowi, Government, Cornell University
- Jon Shields, University of Colorado
Moderated by Ron Herring.
Chris Mooney's book has documented increasingly intrusive partisan effects on the practice of science, and serious consequences thereof. The broader questions include relationships between science and state, government and scientists, and real effects of distorted knowledge or ignorance. Beyond partisan science, how inevitable is the intertwining of science and politics given the embedded nature of science in society?
The forum was cosponsored by the ISS Contentious Knowledge Theme Project and the Ben and Rhoda Belnick Fund for Government Studies at Cornell.