Report ‘Science versus Democracy?’ workshop

On the 10th of June, the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Ghent University, Belgium) organized a one-day workshop, ‘Science versus Democracy?’, on the relation(s) between Science and Democracy (http://logica.ugent.be/centrum). In light of the commotion surrounding a recent action of the Field Liberation Movement against an experimental, genetically modified potato field in Wetteren (Belgium) and the sacking of an academic researcher because of her public support, one cannot but notice that this workshop addressing the interface between science and democracy couldn’t come at a better time to clarify at least some of the misconceptions, which popped up in local media reports and academic reasoning (detailed information and an international petition to reinstate Barbara van Dyck can be found here: https://threerottenpotatoes.wordpress.com/).

read brief report here: http://logica.ugent.be/centrum/preprints/Report_workshop_science_versus_democracy.pdf