The Place of Doubt in the Credibility of Science — a SACRU webinar
With COVID-19, science has been thrust into the forefront of the international conversation. No matter the scientific issue, doubters can be found, from politicians and business people, to experts asking serious questions, to what many depict as conspiracy theorists. While some have sought to assuage all doubt on the basis of ‘evidence-based’ science, others have stirred the pot with the help of influential leaders. Doubt— though often misunderstood—has a real place in science and in ethics. Theologian Avery Dulles, SJ, says that doubt can be a Christian virtue, helping us to avoid the pitfalls of superstition and fanaticism. In this respect, it could be argued that ‘Faith’ and ‘Science’ have something in common. In this webinar, an expert panel will explore the place of doubt in science in order to further the appreciation of what it means to say that ‘we are following the science’.
Fabián Jaksic, Pontificia Universidad Católica-Chile
Philip Landrigan, Boston College
Angela Wagener, Pontificía Universidade Católica-Rio de Janeiro
David Kirchhoffer, Australian Catholic University
Laia Ros i Blanco, Universitat Ramon LLull
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:00amVirtual Event