Science has profoundly altered the society we live in and allowed us to explore the world in many wonderful ways. Unfortunately, those outside of science can sometimes come to see it as an infallible panacea for any problem we may have, or the only epistemological tool we have at our disposal. In this panel, a small group of scientists will discuss scientism, misconceptions people have with science, and ways that scientific epistemology could be improved
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday April 15
To submit a question for the Q&A of this panel, please leave a comment below. Questions that are actually questions will receive priority.
Jeremiah Traeger expects to earn his PhD in Chemical Engineering from CU Boulder in 2019. Jeremiah’s research includes investigating single-molecule dynamics of DNA. He’s also co-host of the SJW Circle Jerk podcast and contributes to the A Tippling Philosopher blog.
Ari Stillman is a current psychology graduate student, and they appear on The Gaytheist Manifesto and The Cis Are Getting Out Of Hand podcast
Katie Marshall is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma, studying the effects of repeated stress exposure.
Alix Jules is an activist in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area with a long history in issues and topics regarding the role of diversity in the atheist community as well as atheism in diverse communities. Alix has been featured in Ebony magazine, “One Man’s Journey into Atheism,” Godless – the documentary, and he has garnered national attention as one of the modern faces in Black humanism.