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High Noon spring series begins March 18

Dr. Wade Worthen

Dr. Wade Worthen

Furman University biology professor Wade Worthen will examine the state of scientific literacy in America when he opens the university’s High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, March 18 at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

The lecture, “Science is Hard, Boring, and I Don’t Believe It: The Scary State of Science Literacy in the U. S.,” begins at noon.  It is free and open to the public.

Worthen’s talk is the first of four consecutive lectures presented by Furman professors during the spring. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays.

Some think science is a set of facts about obscure things that have little impact on their daily lives. Others see science as opinion, something that is always changing and therefore unreliable.  Dr. Worthen will discuss what science is, what it is not, and why it is important to know the difference—using evolution and climate change as examples.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

A complete schedule of the High Noon lectures is available on Furman’s website.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

Last updated March 1, 2015
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