Amphis Pour Tous - Sorting out what's true from what's false: what's the value of the scientific method?

November 9, 2023 18:30 - November 9th 2023 20:00

The conference "Untangling truth from falsehood: what is the value of the scientific method? "presented by Richard Taillet, teacher-researcher at the Annecy-le-Vieux Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (LAPTh), UFR Sciences et Montagne, will take place Thursday November 9 at 6.30pm at the Turbine Sciences in Annecy (entrance via Cinéma la Turbine).

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The aim of science is to study the world around us and to reach some form of truth. To achieve this, it uses what is known as the "scientific method". This notion is taught at school, and is also put forward by scientists themselves to justify their approach. However, it is not without its interesting and sometimes thorny subtleties, which we need to understand if we are to be able to compare scientific discourse with the other discourses with which we are confronted as citizens (opinions and beliefs, in particular).

Examples of how "the" scientific method has been applied at different times and in different disciplines will illustrate the diversity of situations covered by this term.

[Listen to Richard Taillet's podcast presentation].