[ASC-media] Science: Has it gone too far?

Phillipa Prior phillipa at scitech.org.au
Thu May 19 13:45:26 EST 2005


SCIENCENETWORK WA (www.sciencewa.net.au) 
with support from the Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
Presents a FREE public event:

SCIENCE: HAS IT GONE TOO FAR?

Embryo stem cells, mice that glow in the dark, frankenfood, cloned pets,
superdrugs no-one can afford, nanobots that spy on you, global warming,
foetal screening, military swarms ... has science completely lost the
plot?

Is today's science out of step with society's values - and out of
control? Who is really calling the shots? Has the public any say - or
are they just the suckers who'll pay for the next bizarre technology ...
in more ways than one?

Award winning journalist Julian Cribb will join top WA researchers in
controversial fields and leading ethics and human rights experts to
debate the future of science in Australia. 

Featuring:

Professor Alan Harvey, Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the WA
Reproductive Technology Council & Chair, UWA Neuroscience Discipline
Group

Professor Stuart Bunt, Scientific Director, SymbioticA & Professorial
Fellow, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA

Mr Richard Egan, President, National Civic Council (WA Branch)

Dr Stephan Millett, Executive Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee &
Director, Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (Curtin)

Dr Bruce Bellinge, Director and Reproductive Biologist, Concept
Fertility Centre

Associate Professor Tim St Pierre, Head, Biomagnetics Research Group &
Associate Professor, School of Physics, UWA

VENUE: The Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of Western
Australia

DATE/TIME: 6pm, Friday June 24, 2005

COST: FREE!

Please RSVP to phillipa at scitech.org.au or (08) 9481 6295 by Tuesday June
21 Parking will be available from Hackett Drive entrance 1 in Car Park
3. (Map at http://maps.uwa.edu.au/crawley/display/11)


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