Dr Donna Yates will participate in session titled “Recognising pseudoscience” taking place during Pint of Science festival on Tuesday, 10th of May.
In her talk Dr Yates will discuss How to constructively respond to pseudoscience?:
Archaeologists are confronted with ideas of ancient aliens, lost continents, and other pseudoscientific beliefs everyday. Pseudoarchaeology is everywhere: its books outsell real archaeology books, its TV shows are popular, and many false ideas about the past are accepted as truth by society. There’s clearly a deep human need to interact with our past, but those interactions don’t always happen on archaeologists’ terms. In this talk I discuss talking to with “alien tourists” while working as an archaeologist, and how scientists can approach pseudoscientific beliefs in a kind, constructive way.
For more details and tickets visit: https://www.pintofscience.nl/maastricht-recognizingandrespondingtopseudoscience