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Pseudoscience Forum 2009

2009-11-23 (Mon) -

How about taking a look at pseudoscience?

Modern society is filled with many things which appear scientific, but actually are based on pseudoscience. University faculty will candidly consider with students and citizens what sort of things constitute pseudoscience, why such pseudoscience spreads, and how it should be dealt with in education, science, and our daily lives.

It is hoped that many will attend this forum!

Date & time: November 23 (Monday and a national holiday), 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)

Intended for: students and the public

Capacity: 150

There is no fee for attending.

*In cooperation with Scienthrough (student group, Osaka University)

Tentative Program

"Viewing things with Pseudoscience"  by KIKUCHI Makoto, professor at Cybermedia Center

"Pseudoscience Prevailing in Education" by SAMAKI Takeo, Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry

"Responsibility for Unlawful Conduct in Critical Opinions about Pseudoscience" by AMOU Yuuko, associate professor at Faculty of Science, Yamagata University

"Science and Pseudoscience at the university" by IIJIMA Reo, representative of Scienthrough

Main lecture: "Superstition about Brain" by FUJITA Ichiro, professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

General discussion: Lecturers will discuss pseudoscience with attendees.

  •  For more information and to make application, contact: Pseudoscience Forum Executive Committee Office--Email: nisekagaku09*

Please send your name and email address to the above address--replace * with @.

Date: 2009-11-23 (Mon) -
Venue: 10th floor, Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University SAJI Keizo Memorial Hall

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