Dr. Naomi Oreskes on why we should trust science
This week’s guest is Dr. Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Naomi is an internationally renowned earth scientist, historian, and author on the history of earth and environmental science, including most recently, Why Trust Science? and Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’t Know about the Ocean. Dr. Oreskes will be engaging with the University of Montana community on Feb. 17th as part of the Presidential Lecture Series.
In this conversation, Naomi leads us into the history of science, the role of political ideology in addressing COVID-19, and both the intrinsic uncertainty and unwavering hope that has made science’s role critical in human society.