Alan Bernstein: Doubt Everything

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Dr. Alan Bernstein, the president and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research delivered this year's Massey Talk on Science and Society. The speech, entitled "Doubt Everything" explores the essential role doubt plays in allowing science to move forward. He joins The Agenda to discuss why our greatest scientific advances all owe a huge debt to doubt.
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Celebrating Science
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Nov 05, 2015
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