The Science and Culture Initiative

The mission of the UNF Science and Culture Initiative (SCI) is to promote public understanding of science, the relationship between science and culture, and scientific thinking. These things are important because science and technology play critical roles in virtually every arena of modern culture from personal health to public policy, and a better understanding of them will help the public make better informed decisions in these areas. And a public adept at scientific thinking—not accepting an idea just because someone says so, but because of the evidence backing it up and its consistency with the sum total of knowledge—will make better decisions concerning ideas and proposals in any cultural arena, scientific or otherwise.