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Entries by Shawn Lawrence Otto from 09/2011

Meet America's Anti-Science Assailants

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

Virtually all the climate data we've gathered over fifty years points to the same conclusion: humans are warming the planet by burning fossil fuels. But the data have no credibility with global warming deniers.

Science And Anti-Science At The Reagan Debate

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

GOP hopefuls are increasingly stuck between a rock and a hard place: how to satisfy the anti-science foot soldiers recruited into the base because of their passionate energy without alienating general election voters who view those positions as irrational.

Bachmann, Perry in Race to Unreason

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

The HPV flap is just the latest in a GOP flight into unreason. Bachmann and Perry frequently take policy positions that fly in the face of science.

Obama: Did I Say I'd Restore Science to Its 'Rightful Place?'

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Green

President Obama pledged to restore science to its rightful place -- but he didn't say just what he thought that rightful place to be.

I Knew Bachmann Would Double Down on Antiscience

| Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann takes stands impulsively when they fit her predetermined ideology, pushes forward aggressively and single-mindedly to expand the intellectual argument, but she becomes so wedded to her position that reality no longer matters.

Conservatives Astroturfing a Brave New World (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

The Internet propaganda war is raging and far-ranging. It focuses on creating a revisionist alternative to history and established science, arguing that mainstream history and science is liberally biased.

EPA Inspector General Criticizes Greenhouse Gas Ruling Procedure

| Posted 09.28.2011 | Green

A new report by the Inspector General of the EPA questions the EPA's procedures in making a 2009 endangerment finding about excess greenhouse gas emissions.

Report Critical of EPA Instead Raises Questions About Watchdog

| Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

The report doesn't question the science. Nor does it question the endangerment finding itself. It questions the procedure the EPA followed in its process of researching and preparing the finding. But the EPA says Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. got it wrong.