Is “science denial” holding civilization back?
Science writer Michael Specter addresses the growing trend of “science denial” – the irrational thinking and fear that cause people to reject hard evidence. Specter is by turns patient and exasperated as he describes how and why people spurn science, and at what cost. getAbstract recommends his passionate lecture – which will rankle some viewers – to innovators, researchers and armchair sociologists.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why people resist facts and science, and
- What topics have recently attracted “science denial,” and
- Why science denial is a threat to progress.
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