The modern world is full of contradictions and we navigate through it as best we can. But what should we believe and how can we be objective in what and whom to trust? The scientific method has served humankind well in our quest to understand the world. It has helped us make sense of complexity and information. It can also help us navigate modern life more confidently.
In this talk, Jim Al-Khalili offers advice drawn from the scientific method, borrowing from what is best about how science is carried out and applying it to our daily lives.
Jim Al-Khalili is a distinguished professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey and one of Britain’s best-known science communicators. He has written numerous books including Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed; The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave us the Renaissance; Life on the Edge: The Coming of Quantum Biology and The World Accoridng to Physics (which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize). He is a fellow of the Royal Society and lives in Southsea, England. Twitter @jimalkhalili