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Why is science under fire?


Lefroy, EC, Why is science under fire?, Ryk Goddard, ABC Radio, Hobart (2017) [Media Interview]

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On the 22th of April this year in 500 towns and cities around the world, people turned out on the streets to march for science. While this event was triggered by recent changes in the US administration, challenges to the role and legitimacy of science are not new. Think of Galileo, but we don't have to go back that far to find examples. A hundred years ago a prominent Australian scientist warned his colleagues that many people viewed science as "… a threat to society both religious and secular." To understand why, we need to go back to the four ‘ways of knowing’ – intuition, revelation, observation and reason – and consider how their influence has changed over time.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Sustainability indicators
UTAS Author:Lefroy, EC (Professor Ted Lefroy)
ID Code:117481
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2017-06-15
Last Modified:2017-06-15

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