[act-ma] The Two Faces of Science - talk By Richard Levins

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 11:29:32 PDT 2012

HealthRoots Political Economy of Health Seminar Series Presents

The Two Faces of Science

a talk by
*Richard Levins  *
John Rock Professor of Population Sciences
Harvard School of Public Health

Wed. Oct 17th | 12: 30 PM
Kresge 204
Harvard School of Public Health
677 huntington ave boston

*Lunch will be provided*
Free and open to the Public
No Harvard ID, please email hsph.healthroots at gmail.com

Science is a search for understanding and innovations; science is a
marketable commodity owned by somebody who sets the rules. Scientists are
seekers for truth; scientists are laborers in the theory mines.
Richard Levins is an ex-tropical farmer, ecologist, labor organizer,
mathematical biologist, activist, and philosopher of science. He
investigated birth defects caused by defoliants in Vietnam, pioneered in
ecology movement in Puerto Rico, organized Science for Vietnam, started the
Working Group on New and Resurgent Disease at HSPH, was active in
ecological agriculture in Cuba, is a member of the Cuban Academy of
Science. Authored Evolution in Changing Environments and with RC Lewontin,
The Dialectical Biologist and Biology Under the Influence. He currently
leads the unofficial ecology program at the HSPH.
HealthRoots is a student group at HSPH | www.isites.harvard.edu/healthroots
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