The Central Science: The Failure of Chemists to Engage the Public

A session at SkeptiCamp Chicago 2014

Saturday 5th April, 2014

10:40am to 10:40am (CST)

Why does chemistry seems to lag so far behind the great traditions of public engagement like those in astrophysics, physics, and biology? Chemistry is the keystone of scientific literacy, however there remain cultural and technological challenges in meeting this need. Given its great importance, the resulting public ignorance and disinterest in chemistry yields broad and pervasive pseudoscientific ideas including homeopathy, GMO-phobia, crystal healing, and “organic” foods.

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Ben Zalisko

University of Chicago Biochemist and Elmhurst College SSA Chaplain bio from Twitter

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Time 10:40am10:40am CST

Date Sat 5th April 2014

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