Science and Society Discussion SeriesOctober 9, 2017
Woodland Public Library opens its new Science and Society Discussion Series with “Toxic Tragedies”. “Toxic Tragedies” is a two-part lecture/discussion series led by Dr. Robert Rice, Chair of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis. Dr. Rice will survey toxic tragedies since the mid-1800's, discuss how they occur, their influence on the public’s perception of scientific knowledge, and the impact of these perceptions on present day controversial and critical issues such as Climate Change and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
“Toxic Tragedies” Part 1 The Scientific Revolution
Wednesday November 1 at 6:00pm Woodland Public Library Leake Room
The Scientific Revolution in Europe, which shifted the basis of knowledge from Religion to Reason, and laid the foundations for the Industrial Revolution a century later, continues to play a decisive role in our present day attitudes toward knowledge.
“Toxic Tragedies” Part 2 The Scientific Revolution and Nature
Wednesday December 6 at 6:00pm Woodland Public Library Leake Room
The applications of scientific knowledge and methods have led to tremendous increases in manufacturing and industry, and brought about improvements in human life. However, while greatly extending human control over nature, they have simultaneously led to rapid deterioration of Nature and spawned many man-made disasters.
The Woodland Public Library Science and Society Discussion Series will be an on-going lecture/presentation and discussion series hosted by the library on Wednesday evenings. All are welcome to attend and we encourage an open dialogue on all the topics presented. For more information about the Science and Society Discussion Series please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-661-5980.