On June 22, at 5 pm, the Communitas and Casa do Conhecimento are organising a conversation on denialism and science at the B-Lounge space of the University of Minho. This event aims to provide an open forum for informed discussions on scientific denialism, its origins, consequences, and strategies to combat it.
Scientific denialism refers to rejecting or downplaying well-established scientific evidence on specific subjects like climate change, vaccination, and evolution, among others. Recently, there has been a concerning increase in these movements, partly fuelled by the growing access to information from various sources. However, this abundance of information is often not accompanied by adequate media literacy among users.
The seminar will feature the participation of Anabela Carvalho, a professor and researcher from the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Minho, Emília Araújo, a professor from the Department of Sociology at the University of Minho and a researcher at CECS, and Tiago Ramalho, a Science journalist from the newspaper Público.
Participation in this event is free and expected to last approximately one hour.