TUESDAY 25 APR 2017
The Oxford Dictionary nominated post-truth as the Word of the Year in 2016. Rather than objective facts, politicians promote alternative facts, emotion and personal beliefs as the basis for public debate. This spells disaster to a scientist like Brian Schmidt who says we can’t solve the world’s pressing problems without a renewed respect for evidence and expertise.
Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate, cosmologist and ANU Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Schmidt delivered the annual Manning Clark lecture : Evidence and expertise in a post-truth world.
Recorded on 3 March 2017 .