August 14, 2019 Foundations Part 2 (Science)

What is science? Who gets to do it? Who gets shut out? Why should we trust it? What counts as evidence? Who decides? Why do we care so much about it? Is science just another tool of oppression or is it a tool to discover truth?

Episode 2 of our Foundations miniseries is all about science in broad strokes. Our hosts share what it is about science that drives them and, despite its abuses, how scientific literacy has the potential to bring us all together. 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

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Notes:

Uncovering gender bias in scientific conferences https://biaswatchneuro.com/

50 years of the “Draw a Scientist Test” https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/what-we-learn-from-50-years-of-asking-children-to-draw-scientists/556025/

Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry by Helen Longino https://amzn.to/31B3FZh

Ian’s pictures of the eclipse https://ianbinns.com/2019/08/13/sinai-and-synapses-solar-eclipse-and-a-new-podcast/