The 'war against science' is nothing new. The first 'bankruptcy of science' debate took place in France at the turn of the 20th century, was fuelled mostly by conservative public intellectuals, and brought evidence up for debate. Is history repeating itself now in Canada? The trend raises important questions: Dr. Stathis Psillos reflected on what were and are the key external and internal criticisms of science and evidence in particular, how are these tied to a particular image of science, and what is needed to defend science and its claim to objectivity and truth.
This event was organized in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster.