Science for the People began as a group in 1969 that grew out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. SftP has been rebirthed for a new generation of SftP members to explore the history of radical science and to rebuild the movement for today.
In this week’s episode of Point of Inquiry, Kavin Senapathy speaks with two SftP members, biologist, Ben Allen and neuroscientist, Katherine Bryant.
If science is a form of knowledge production and the knowledge being produced only focuses on a particular set of people, that knowledge can then tend to become skewed towards those groups and lead to reinforcing biases. This is only one of the topics explored on this week’s episode as these two representatives from the radical science organization, Science for the People explore the problems with science, why there needs to be more inclusivity in the field, and why the people who support pseudoscientific beliefs like genetic determinism and climate denial are much more harmful to us all than flat earthers and those who believe in healing crystals.
Learn more about Science for the People by visiting their website: scienceforthepeople.org
If this work interests you and you’d like to read more you can purchase one of the books mentioned on the show, Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists or visit Science for the People’s new magazine that’s full of informative articles and news at magazine.scienceforthepeople.org
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