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Scientific Illiteracy

Ignorance Kills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

When fiction becomes confused with fact, we sever our critical tether to reality. The conclusions from years of careful research, scrutinized by competing scientists and published in peer-reviewed journals carry no more weight with the public than the random thoughts of a bloated pundit.

Cosmos, Answers in Genesis, and Science as Conspiracy Theory

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

I am dismayed by the request by Answers in Genesis for equal time in Cosmos for creationist viewpoints. Answers in Genesis is dedicated to a literal young-Earth creationism that declares that the Earth was created in six 24-hour days around 6,000 years ago.

A Measles Vaccine for Michele Bachmann

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In our embrace of ignorance we have lost our ability to think critically, to evaluate evidence and weigh it accordingly. Disdain for science and the scientific method is seen clearly enough in the field of candidates on stage with Bachmann.