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[b:722905cbc4]Sep 9, 2:30 pm at Tysons-Pimmit Library, Falls Church, VA.[/b:722905cbc4]
See Event Flyer at http://ncas.org/flyers/2006Septc.pdf
[b:722905cbc4]Free NCAS 20th Anniversary memorabilia to all who attend this event.[/b:722905cbc4]
Scientific literacy among judges who rule on the acceptance of expert testimony and the legitimacy of arguments about the nature and scope of science is crucial to ensuring reality-based interpretation of law.
The recent and continuing litigation regarding the prescription drug Vioxx highlights a variety of issues about scientific evidence, and particularly the role of medical research journals in evaluating scientific evidence. The multitude of Vioxx cases may lead to a "new truth" about how we can view and use scientific evidence with the looming concern that "junk science" always presents a real risk of resulting in "junk justice."
Sponsored by: National Capital Area Skeptics