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Blurry Visions: Bridging the Gap between Science and the Public

Blurry Visions: Bridging the Gap between Science and the Public

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Princeton University

Presented By



9:00 am  Introduction

Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University, President

9:15 am  Morning Session

Genetics of Homosexuality and HIV
Dean Hamer, National Institutes of Health

Autism and Vaccines
Paul Offit, University of Pennsylvania

Evolution and Chromosomal Changes
William Murphy, Texas A&M University

1:30 pm  Afternoon Session

Welcoming Remarks
Jeremy Paul, New York Academy of Sciences

Afternoon Introductory Address
Lee Silver, Princeton University

2:00 pm  Panel 1

How Politics and Government Have Affected the Current Perception of Scientists

Rush Holt, NJ congressman
Esther Kaplan, author (With God on Their Side)
David Greenberg, Rutgers University
Samuel Wang, Princeton University

    3:30 pm  Panel 2
    How the Media Have Played a Role in the Public Perception of Scientists, and How to Use This Information to Effectively Communicate Scientific Principles

    Robert Park, author (Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud)
    Beatrice Renault, Nature Medicine
    Ivan Oransky, The Scientist, and Health and the Media
    Sarah Greene, New York Academy of Sciences