A Night In With Adam Rutherford And David Olusoga
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In a time when nationalism is on the rise, science is at risk of being marshalled to incorrectly justify political ideologies. These are the battle lines that scientists - and society - currently face.
Join Adam Rutherford, in conversation with historian, writer and broadcaster David Olusoga, as he tackles stereotypes and myths about race. In this fascinating debunking of racial pseudoscience, Adam and David will discuss how to dismantle outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics can and can't tell us about human difference. Exploring topics such as race as a social vs. biological construct, racial classifying during the so-called European enlightenment when science was co-opted to support colonial expansion, and the problem with modern genetic genealogy kits, they will detail how - if understood correctly - science and history can be powerful allies against racism.
This promises to be an engaging, enlightening and important evening; a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry, and a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation.
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Dr Adam Rutherford
Dr Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, author and broadcaster, as well as an editor at the science journal 'Nature'. He presents television and radio programmes and is a writer for The Guardian newspaper.
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David Olusoga OBE is a British historian, writer, film-maker and broadcaster.
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