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Science in an Age of Delusions

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Science in an Age of Delusions

UCL Lunch Hour Lecture - Autumn 2007

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Pharmacology)

We have seen a progressive erosion of the enlightenment values which form the very basis of science. The fashion for delusional thinking is already widespread among the general public and politicians. It has penetrated even into universities as power inexorably moves from academics to managers. Francis Wheen has suggested that this step backward towards the dark ages started to become fashionable in about 1979. The more interesting question is, when will it end?


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