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Denialism and the 'Scientific Consensus': Naomi Oreskes' Attacks on Nuclear Energy and GMOs Expose Deep Divide Among Environmentalists

Jon Entine | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Jon Entine

Oreskes' blanket dismissal of crop biotechnology because of fears of potential collateral consequences--without detailing any actual reality-based dangers--is a classic tactic wielded by anti-modernists, from Ehrlich to Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety.

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

Nobel Laureate Mario Molina: Denying Climate Change 'Outrageous', 'Hugely Irrational'

Javier Sierra | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

The planet is not ours; we have borrowed it from the next generation. And we disproportionately suffer the consequences of fossil fuel pollution and the damage it inflicts on the world's climate.

Exposing The Truth On Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

During the Armenian genocide in 1915, an unknown number of young Armenians survived because they were adopted as daughters and sons of Muslim families...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: 'Denialism' Author Michael Specter: We're Lying To Ourselves About Vitamins, Antioxidants, And Vaccinations (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Specter, author of the new book "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives," t...

Is Jenny McCarthy Afraid Of The Truth About Autism?

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

My aunt will never forget that day in 1975, when her 20 month old daughter woke up from a nap, crying petulantly. The child seemed to be having diffic...

Denying Science, Legislating Reality

Steven Newton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Steven Newton

Just as creationists fundamentally misunderstand how evolution works, those who attack climate science often reveal a startling lack of knowledge about the particulars of climate science and how science works.

The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Because skeptics of homeopathy today indulge in spreading misinformation about homeopathy, this blog aims to set the record straight, and is packed with references to confirm the veracity of what is asserted.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Osborne

Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with the language of scientific banter allows the "climategate" nontroversy to overwhelm the consensus on global warming.

Jon Stewart Interviews New Yorker Writer On "Denialism"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New Yorker writer Michael Specter was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about his new book, "Denialism". Specter makes the argument that American...

Ray Ban Republicans and the Politics of Denial

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

If the Republicans are going to ever regain political supremacy, they are going to have to take off their sunglasses and recognize the wreckage they have caused.

Burris Has Blagojevitis (Main Symptom: Denying Any Wrongdoing!)

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stanton Peele

Blagojevitis involves a cognitive confusion over the two great scandal-suppression techniques all public figures learn: "deny, deny, deny," and "confess, apologize, and move on."

An Open Letter to Tom Daschle

Mimi Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mimi Kennedy

You are a delinquent taxpayer, which undermines our trust in your fiscal judgment.

Guilty pleasure

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Horton

Climate change denialism is falling on hard times, what with the financial crisis and lower fuel prices, it is becoming harder and harder to fund the ...

I Find the Defendant

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Horton

When it comes to the worst crime of all I find myself at a loss -- how are the climate denialists going to show remorse?

Top NASA Climatologist: Put CEOs On Trial For Global Warming Lies

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dr. James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, sounded the alarm about global warming in testimony before a S...