Dear Friends and Colleagues
Cornell students led by undergraduate in nutrition science, Pooja Gajjar
(Contact: pg...@cornell.edu <mailto:pg...@cornell.edu>), are holding a series
of talks at Cornell called the CORNELL PEACE talks
Dates, speakers, location, and titles, are:
Jonathan Latham, PhD What is Life? Science and Power in the 21st Century
Thu Mar 22 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM RCK102
Michael Klaper MD, What the Health film screening and Q&A
Wed Apr 18 2018 5:00PM - 7:35PM GSHG64
Prof T. Colin Campbell, Nutritional Science—Is it understood & is it doing what
it should be doing?
Wed Apr 25 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM GSHG64
Dr Milton Mills, Racial and Ethnic Bias in the US Dietary Guidelines
Wed May 2 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM GSHG64
Please see the attached flyer, share this email, and consider attending these
exciting examples of student-led education
PS What is Life? Science and Power in the 21st Century:
In this talk I will be addressing the role of genetics in science and society.
I will propose that prominent biological notions such as the idea of DNA as a
"master molecule", the "genetic code”, and the idea of a "genetic programme”
that guides organism development, along with other basic elements of modern
biology, are not evidence-based
explanations of the natural world but rather are ideological constructs. These
intrusions of ideology into science exist because twisting
biology—and thus our understanding of life itself—into a genecentric
conformation is necessary to support ancient social norms of nationalism,
patriarchy, racism, inheritance of wealth, and hierarchy. Necessary, since
these social norms all share as their key assumption the primacy of heritage.
This is an important thesis. I will show in the talk that it is powerfully
supported by modern biological research and by abundant historical evidence.
(Thu Mar 22 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM RCK102).
Jonathan Latham, PhD
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
Twitter and Facebook: @Biosrp
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and
opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who
manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government
which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays, Propaganda
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