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 February 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. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n8D-pEbjhtfy_BzFgcYi3X9IAgphlz3_em3usNc2tyU/edit?usp=sharing
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Dr. Naomi Oreskes on Why We Should Trust Science
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A New Angle is a current affairs Montana Public Radio program and podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana. New episodes drop every Thursday. Recent and upcoming guests include Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons, US Senator Jon Tester, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.
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