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Science Denial

'Where's the Global Warming?" Thought Buffalonians -- Then They Looked at a Map

A. Siegel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

For too many, that (beautiful) white stuff somehow is a disproving item when it comes to climate change science. To try to explain that, in fact, the snow is related to climate change opens the door for ill-educated mockery.

Kate Sheppard

Conservatives Don't Hate Climate Change, They Hate The Proposed Solutions | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Conservatives who reject the science of climate change aren't necessarily reacting to the science, according to a new study from researchers at Duke U...

You Should Vote Republican If...

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If you prefer fiction to fact, think a collapsing economy is preferable to an improving economy, and that the superrich should keep getting more of the nation's income and wealth, vote Republican.

Science Denial And Religious LGBT Phobia

David MacMillan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
David MacMillan

Both climate crisis denial and the anti-vaccination movement follow the same trend of dismissing science. But the phenomenon of religious and political science denial extends far beyond the obvious examples. It can get much worse, and much uglier.

The Science-Religion Crisis at Christian Colleges

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Science tells us that there was no Edenic paradise, no first couple, and no sinless parents of humanity. And while most scientists and some theologians and philosophers teaching at Protestant Christian colleges know this, very few are willing to speak out.

'Daily Show' Takes On 'Liberal Idiocy' Over Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy

Denial of scientific facts? Refusal to listen to reason no matter how overwhelming it is? Basing your belief on rumors and shaky information found on ...

Christianity and Modern Science

Victor Stenger | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

There are many conflicts between science and basic Christian beliefs that are irreconcilable. Science is not likely to change to accommodate Christianity. If Christianity changes to accommodate science, it will be difficult to still call it Christianity.

The Sun Revolves Around You? Narcissism on a Cosmic Scale

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

The center of the universe might be closer than you think -- in fact, it might be right under your feet. A conservative Catholic crank, Robert Sungenis, is now resurrecting the long-discredited geocentric model in a bizarre movie called The Principle.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

Nelson Mandela and the Politics of Science on HIV/AIDS

Michael Halpern | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Michael Halpern

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. It is worth reflecting on his ability to transcend politics when speaking about contentious scientific issues. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the difficult politics surrounding HIV/AIDS at the turn of the millennium.

When Skepticism Becomes Denial: The Unholy Alliance Between Science Denial Movements

David H. Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Many have observed that these various science denial and pseudoscience movements appear to have a common strategy and frequently have common funders. As Prothero notes, alluding to the famous line from the movie All the President's Men, "Follow the money."

Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever

Marty Kaplan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, media literacy or reason can provide the tools and information that people need in order to make good decisions. It turns out that in the public realm, a lack of information isn't the real problem.

The Profile of a Second Giant Leaper

Zack Kopplin | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Zack Kopplin

Our generation can't hope and wait for for our leaders to do the right thing. We can't wait for them to decide whether they want students to learn science. We must speak out and be that change.

Now, Can Obama Be the "Science" President?

D.A. Barber | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

The election is over, but the science-denying campaign lingers. Maybe it's a good time the president finally leads the charge against an ideology that dictates to its acolytes that all science is a hoax.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Antiscience In Washington On 'The Point' | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

On the eve of one of the most divisive elections in modern history, the conversation strays from international affairs to the economy to health care. ...

A Climate for Conspiracy: Imaginary Plots and Global Warming

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Conspiracy theorists continue to spin wild tales of government agents surreptitiously destroying thermometers and burying contradictory evidence. What are the motives of these climate deniers, who reject even overwhelming scientific consensus?

How to Make a Creationist Weep

Mark Morford | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

Do you want to know the real reason Barack Obama is going to win the 2012 election? The big, grinning hunk of overwhelming evidence that has little to...

Lucia Graves

Meet West Virginia's Science-Denying Gubernatorial Candidates | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The two front-runner candidates in the West Virginia gubernatorial race traded barbs in a televised debate Tuesday night, but they agree...

Science Denial on the Rise

Steven Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Newton

From evolution to global warming to vaccines, science is under assault from denialists -- those who dismiss well-tested scientific knowledge as merely one of many competing ideologies.