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Exploring science and the irrational

John Kerr posted in on April 21st, 2011.

Why do some people staunchly maintain their beliefs in the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary? Journalist Chris Mooney investigates this question in an excellent article written for the magazine/website Mother Jones. His piece, titled “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science“, covers issues such as climate change, the vaccine debate and creationism. […]

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ODT: Tune in to ‘inner scientist’ to filter nonsense

Peter Griffin posted in on March 23rd, 2010.

John Gibb writes in the Otago Daily Times about recent talks given in New Zealand by renowed physicist and science communicator Professor Lawrence Krauss. In his talks, he urged people to use their common sense, and emphasized the importance of science in the world’s public policy issues, including those around climate change. An excerpt: (read […]

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