Stuart Firestein

Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

"Ignorance, Uncertainty, Doubt and Failure:  Why Science Is so Successful"

The activity of science is often hidden from all but professional scientists, promoting a view of science as an activity that generates piles of facts and undeniable truths.  This is a distorted view, since every scientist will tell you that in order for the sciences to remain dynamic and continue to progress, it must embrace questions, failures, and ambiguity.  Join us for a lively lecture and discussion of these issues!

 


Tuesday, October 24th at 12:30 PM

VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave), Richmond Salons I & II (2nd floor)

This event is co-sponsored by the VCU School of Life Sciences

This event is part of the Berglund Seminar Series, and may be counted for Berglund credit.

This lecture is free and open to the public.