March for Science or March for Scientism?

Understanding the Real Threats to Science in America

On April 22, thousands of demonstrators are expected to converge on the National Mall for a “March for Science.” Although the March is officially being described as non-partisan and open to diverse views, many participants are using it as an opportunity to delegitimize scientific and policy disagreements over climate change, evolution, fossil fuels, and other issues.

Join us on April 19 for a lunchtime discussion: March for Science or March for Scientism? At this event, a panel of experts will explore the real threats to good science in America, including the suppression of dissenting views, and the growing misuse of science as a club in the culture wars. Speakers will include Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute and author of Darwin’s Doubt; Jay Richards, Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute and co-author of Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late; Wesley J. Smith, Director of the Center on Human Exceptionalism at Discovery Institute and author of The War on Humans; and Marlo Lewis, Senior Fellow of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

WHEN: April 19, 2017, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT

The Heritage Foundation
Allison Auditorium
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

This event is co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation and Discovery Institute.