|Science and Society, Spring&Summer, 2010
in the news or should be. The instructor explains background information
for each topic assuming only High School General Science and Math and
allowing for a few memory lapses. Reading assignments are provided for
each topic. The instructor recommends that attendees read the material
before the session so that they will be prepared to understand the lectures
better and be prepared to ask about issues that puzzle them.
The topics do not necessarily occupy one week each. We will discuss
each one until we are finished, then move on to the next. If we do not
finish the list, so it must be.
In 2010 the lectures and discussions will address the question, “What is
scientific fact?” The question will be considered in connection with the
topics Global Warming, Evolution, and Elementary Particle Physics and
Cosmology. Scientists and skeptics are currently debating what is firmly
established and what is not established in each of these areas.
3. Genetics: a review
4. Genetics and Evolution
5. Global Warming
6. Particle Physics, the LHC, and Cosmology (definitely 2 weeks)
7. Alternative Energy Update
than one session.
Reading Recommendations are here
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