Posted by: grokscience | April 15, 2015

Galileo’s Middle Finger

52b300a4c026bIn their pursuit of truth and understanding of the natural world, scientists have been known to step on some toes. Especially contentious are findings that have implications for a specific group of people, which raises the question of whether pursuit of truth and pursuit of social justice are, at times, incompatible. On this episode, Professor Alice Dreger reflects on this with stories of conflicts between social justice activists and scientists from her new book Galileo’s Middle Finger.

What about the pinky? 😉


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