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Saturday, March 18 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Why Most Science is a Best Guess (or) What is Science, Anyway?

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We throw the word around, but is science a set of known facts? A hoax? A philosophy? A job? What is a theory anyway?


Massimo Pigliucci

City College of New York (CCNY)
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. | | Prof. Pigliucci has been elected... Read More →

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Gary Halada

Stony Brook University
Gary P. Halada is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. There he directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science as well as a unique undergraduate program in Nanotechnology Studies developed with NSF support (www.stonybrook.edu/nanotech). His research interests for the past twenty five years include nanostructures for engineering applications... Read More →

Programming Participants

Sebastian Cocioba

Biology undergrad, CEO & Founder at New York Botanics, LLC, an ornamental plant genetic engineering start-up located in New York City. He is also an independent researcher for the education-oriented biotech non-profit, Binomica Labs. His research focuses on the nutritional requirements of life and the metabolic basis of speciation as well as the development of open source hardware for use in the molecular biology setting both formal and... Read More →
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John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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