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Philosophy of Science

This event is accessible via a stairlift, and has accessible bathroom facilities. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open at 7:00pm
event begins 7:30pm and ends 9:30pm
Old Bell Inn, 233-235 Causewayside,
Edinburgh EH9 1PH
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Is time travel possible? If so, what might its possibility reveal about time, our world, our selves and freedom? Why do scientists have to repeat experiments? And what if the results fail to replicate? Join us to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Fail Again, Fail Better

Dr. Suilin Lavelle (Senior Lecturer)
Repeating an experiment and getting the same result is an important part of science, but why? And is it equally important for different sciences? What should we do when an experiment doesn't replicate? Together we will explore these questions and their impact on public trust in science.
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Time Travel: A Guide for the Perplexed

Dr. Alasdair Richmond (Senior Lecturer)
Time travel has been a topic of serious scientific and philosophical discussion for decades. But how much sense can be made of time travel? Is time travel genuinely possible and, if so, what might its possibility reveal about time, our world, our selves and freedom? This talk aims to introduce the philosophy of time travel with only minimal technical detail and without mentioning science fiction (too often).
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