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The Popcultural Life of Science: Stories of Wonder, Stories of Facts

20 May 2020Cancelled  New Date Reminder
University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland

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Since Beck’s revelations are in no way exclusive, they support – along with many other recent discoveries – the view that there is a larger trend or predilection we, collectively, are guilty of: we take an interesting kernel of truth, a piece of trivia encountered by accident, and we run with it, creating and spreading wild theories, without so much as checking the source. Science and pop culture are particularly susceptible to these kinds of interpretation: when presented to a non-specialist audience, a fact is filtered through relatable analogies and helpful metaphors which nonetheless simplify and dilute it. As a result, noble efforts at popularising science also open facts to abuse. As history teaches us, it takes only one unsubstantiated study to create a movement of people who distrust the scientific consensus so much that they will not vaccinate their children.


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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM General Hours

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upto 100
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Based on previous editions

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Science & Research

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20 May 2020


Frequency Annual
Next edition likely in May 2021

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