Blog Archive

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shawn Lawrence Otto's talk on modern science denialism, especially denial of climate change

Shawn Lawrence Otto has just launched his book, Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, a richly documented and well-reasoned analysis of modern science denialism, especially addressing climate change. Shawn notes that scientists are inherently apolitical in their work, but that science itself is always political, and ties this important observation into recent patterns of partisan maneuvering, questionable journalistic ethics even among the upper echelon of the fourth estate, and religious distortion of scientific findings and science-based policy making.

Click to download in MP3 format (29.6MB)

Join us on air for what is guaranteed to be a lively and enlightening conversation, and then join us at Q. Cumbers for brunch. If you bring a copy of Shawn Otto's book and a pen, you can get it signed!
We would also like to note that this Sunday's Q. Cumbers brunch will be also be a meet-up of a different kind. There will be at least three (Freethought Blogs) bloggers at the brunch, StephanieGreg, and coming down from Canada with his wife JodiJason.
Shawn Lawrence Otto's website is here.

No comments: