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The Ethics of Embedded Science

Thursday, Mar 9, 2006

Speaker: Larry Rasmussen, Union Theological Seminary; AAAS Science, Ethics & Religion Advisory Committee

Sponsored by: The New York Academy of Sciences Environmental Sciences Section

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6 - 7:15 PM

Location: New York Academy of Science, 2 East 63 Street

RSVP: Non-Members $20, Non-Member Students $10 http://www.nyas.org/events/

Neither the nature of the scientific method nor the moral character of scientists establishes the most important ethical assumptions of current science. These are present, albeit often hidden in the practice and appropriation of science in society and especially the economy. What are these embedded assumptions and how do they play out in both policy and the choices of scientists?

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