Tales of Sweetgrass and Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer with Richard Powers and Terry Tempest Williams

Sheila Jasanoff: Science and Sense Making

Consecrating Science: new book on science, myth, and the Anthropocene by Lisa Sideris

A title soon to be released that is worth adding to your “to read” list from Lisa Sideris, published by University of California Press. A bit of a preview of the book, and its engagement with the Anthropocene, uses of science, and so forth can be found here or in a great two part series on Surviving the Anthropocene here and here.

51RHgYLhujL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Debunking myths behind what is known collectively as the new cosmology—a grand, overlapping set of narratives that claim to bring science and spirituality together—Lisa H. Sideris offers a searing critique of the movement’s anthropocentric vision of the world. In Consecrating Science, Sideris argues that instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the new cosmology encourages human arrogance, uncritical reverence for science, and indifference to nonhuman life. Exploring moral sensibilities rooted in experience of the natural world, Sideris shows how a sense of wonder can foster environmental attitudes that will protect our planet from ecological collapse for years to come.

Naomi Oreskes on Dynamics of Disbelief: Science, Society, and Social Welfare

Sheila Jasanoff – Cosmopolitan visions: Science and Reason in a World of Difference

Kim Tallbear: Science and Whiteness

Stathis Psillos: from the bankruptcy of science to the death of evidence

Interesting talk from the Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Science at Western University.

Sheila Jasanoff: conflicts between scientific elitism and public values

Noah Feldman on the Nature of Evidence

A very interesting lecture on links between science, controversies, institutions and constitutions. Thanks to Synthetic Zero for posting.

Yves Gingras: Transformations in the relations between science, policy and citizens