Alternative facts, fake news and the role of science

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Panel Discussion: Kevin Williams, Ed Pope, Mary Gagen and Chris Allton – Swansea University.

The April Science Café talk will be a special panel discussion based upon “alternative facts” with a biologist, a physicist, a climate scientist and a Professor of media and communications all from Swansea University who will be discussing living in post-truth age.

 

In this world of fake news, conspiracy theories and the distrust of experts, the panel will discuss whether there is any room for evidence-based decision making and if the scientific method has been superseded. They will also consider if we need science any more when a simple tweet will tell us what to believe.

Date: Wednesday 26th April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Admission: Free, all welcome

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