Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Skeptic Check: Swimming in Denial
Public distrust of science is higher than at any time since the Enlightenment. New Yorker writer Michael Specter argues how our anti-science bias and our irrationalism about everything from genetically modified foods to climate change to childhood vaccines endangers our future.
And remember when… a look back at scientists who at first pooh-poohed plate tectonics… meteorites, and quantum physics. How the evidence turned them around.
It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it.
Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1 - Michael Specter
Part 2 - Read Montague
Part 3 - Michael Specter (continued)
Part 4 - Crop circles
Part 5 - Spencer Weart
Part 6 - Checkout Line Press