Faculty Seminar by Dr. David Beresford on ” Why the Scientific Evidence is Never Settled”

Posted November 30, 2016 11:40 pm by Karen Hanlon

The Faculty Seminar held on Thursday, November 17 was given by Dr. David Beresford. In his presentation, Why the Scientific Evidence is Never Settled: With Examples from Entomology and Elsewhere, Dr. Beresford acknowledged that the scientific method is one of brilliance, and is arguably one of the greatest achievements of human reason. He set out to explain however, that one must have a clear understanding of the biases inherent in all scientific research to avoid “adopting an attitude of naive acceptance or cynical dismissal of scientific studies.”He first gave examples of recent reversals regarding the health benefits of cutting down on

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