Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “How to Argue with a Racist” delivered by Science writer and broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford.
Live event link:
ABOUT THE TALK
Science writer and broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford will talk about his new book, How to argue with a racist: History, Science, Race and Reality, a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.
In his characteristically robust style, Adam will discuss how the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence for scientists and non-scientists alike. Although this is potentially treacherous terrain, he will argue that, if understood correctly, science and history can be powerful allies against racism, granting the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr Adam Rutherford studied genetics at University College London. During his PhD on the developing eye, he was part of a team that identified the first genetic cause of a form of childhood blindness.
He has written and presented many award-winning series and programmes for the BBC, including the flagship weekly BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science and The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry with Dr Hannah Fry.
He is the author of Creation, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Prize, A Brief History Of Everyone Who Ever Lived, The Book Of Humans and, now, How To Argue With A Racist.
AIVC ZOOM CHAT ….
Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink and chat online about the talk from 7.00pm:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 804 863 6762
Dial by your location
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
NEW TO SKEPTICS IN THE PUB OR TWITCH OR BOTH?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.
A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337
You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.
You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.
Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp
About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.