There’s Something About Darwin

Fear and Loathing and Science

Season 3  |  Episode 3

There’s Something About Darwin

In this episode, we’ll hear from a philosopher of science and an evolutionary biologist on what it is about Darwinian evolution that has made it a poster child for science denial, and why it’s important to understand the facts.

There’s Something About Darwin • Season 3, Episode 3

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If you were writing a book about the history of science denial, the chapter on Darwin would have to be one of the longest. But why? You can argue that we see evolution all the time – it is, after all, why we’re worrying today about the emergence of new variants of COVID-19. Does it boil down to a divide between religion and science that just can’t be bridged? And what’s at risk when what science tells us about evolution is rejected?

Guests

Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Biology

Michael Weisberg, Bess W. Heyman President’s Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Host

Alex Schein

Producer

Loraine Terrell

Editors

Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell

Interviewer

Loraine Terrell

Illustration

Dan Lee

Music

Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C’18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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