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The Last Endangered Species

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A talk by Robert L. Park in conjunction with the Central & Western Pennsylvania Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers

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23 March 2012



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His evening talk will be: "The Last Endangered Species." Abstract: Science has given Homo sapiens control of our planet, but few people are scientists. More than 90% of the population continues to hold unquestioning beliefs in superstition, making ignorance the greatest threat to the continued survival of our species. Science, with its insistence on openness and physical evidence, has a responsibility to inform the world of what is known about causes and cures, even if the truth offends some people. Examples range from reputed hazards of cell-phone radiation to cures by homeopathy and acupuncture