17 Jul 2017

Spiders and Psuedo-Science

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:32 pm on 17 July 2017

How do we tell the difference between science, pseudo-science, anti-science rhetoric and 'alternative facts'?  Dr Simon Pollard, from the University of Canterbury, is giving a talk about the rewards and frustrations of communicating science to a wide audience. He's a spider biologist, award-winning writer and photographer and even has a spider named after him.

Crab spider munching on vegetation

Crab spider munching on vegetation Photo: supplied/Simon Pollard