The Scientific Attitude
Lee McIntyre recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on October 8, 2019. McIntyre is a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and a lecturer in ethics at Harvard Extension School.
He discusses his concept of the scientific attitude, which includes openness to new ideas, but skepticism until those ideas have been tested against the evidence. He will explore how it might be used to communicate better with those who would reject scientific findings on topics like climate change, evolution, and the safety of vaccinations and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
McIntyre is the author of The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience.