Alexander Bird/ Laura Fortunato/ Marcus Munafò
The hallmark of good science is often supposed to be experiments that produce the same results when repeated. But over the last number of years, scientists have replicated a number of established, high-profile experiments and produced different results. Does it point to serious flaws and biases in the sciences? Or it is evidence of the power of science to self-correct? And what can be done to make science more replicable? We explore whether the replication crisis undermines our trust in science.
Alexander Bird, Peter Sowerby Professor of Philosophy and Medicine, KCL
Laura Fortunato, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford
Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
Jonathan Birch, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE
In association with the British Society for the Philosophy of Science