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Science in a Post-Truth World

Wednesday 5 April

Post-truth, an adjective 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief', was the Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year. If the world no longer values knowledge, facts and learning – the principles on which science is based – what can we do to protect the pursuit of scientific truth? Join philosopher Julian Baggini, Prof Dame Anne Glover, Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and host, editor of The List Yasmin Sulaiman, to investigate.

Please note: This event was listed with the wrong location in our printed brochure - it is taking place in the National Museum of Scotland Auditorium.

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