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My recent discussion on NPR’s Science Friday about Denialism

January 25th, 2010 Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

Last Friday I talked about "Denialism" on NPR's Science Friday show with Ira Flatow.  After a while Ira took calls and the first person on the air provided a dramatic, and completely unwitting demonstration of what denialism really means. She was a woman who believed that abortion is wrong and science could help her prove it. Fair enough. But when I asked what she would do if science helped prove her theories make no sense (as in my estimation it has)  the scientific method no longer seems so terribly essential to here.  You can find a link to the discussion here, and also on my appearances page. - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122857703

One Comment to “My recent discussion on NPR’s Science Friday about Denialism”

  • Carolyn Ohl-Johnson says:

    I found the book in our local bookstore's free box. After reading it I know why it didn't become a bestseller. Deeply embedded denialism. People don't want to hear it, and they don't want to read it. I found it refreshing and hope my family reads it. 

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