How is democracy faring in 21st century America? What about the long accepted standards of civil behavior and ethical conduct? Do Americans still believe in the power of scientific discovery?
A group of Furman University professors will address those issues and more when they participate in a series of panel discussions that will take place on and off campus during March and April. All of the six events for “Our Republic … For Which It Stands,” are free and open to the public.
Conference III, “Understanding the Value of Science in an Uncertain World,” will feature professors from the Psychology, Biology and Earth and Environmental Sciences departments. It will be held April 19-20 on the Furman campus. Both events for Conference III begin at 7 p.m.
April 19, 7 pm: Think You Know What You Know? Understanding Constraints on Human Perception and Reasoning. Furman University, Daniel Recital Hall.
Gil Einstein, Cinnamon Stetler, Beth Pontari (Department of Psychology)
April 20, 7 pm: Seeing the Science in Our Lives: The Value of Basic and Applied Research. Furman University, Daniel Recital Hall.
John Quinn (Biology), Adi Dubash (Biology), Ruth Aronoff (Earth and Environmental Sciences)