The Science and Culture Initiative (SCI)
SCI promotes public understanding of science. People who understand the scientific process make better science-related decisions affecting their own lives as well as society as a whole.
SCI promotes scientific thinking—not accepting something just because someone says so but because it is supported by evidence and is consistent with other known things. People who embrace scientific thinking make better decisions whether they involve science or not.
SCI promotes the idea that there is a deep biological link between science and other forms of culture. Human culture comes from people expressing themselves by creating verbal or nonverbal explanations of things they have seen or imagined. See here for more about what may link them together.
See the side bar at left for additional information, including links to programs overseen by SCI, to the science departments at UNF, and to some places where connections between scientific and non-scientific expressions of human culture are on full display.