Skip to comments.``Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left.''
Posted on 10/20/2012 12:49:33 PM PDT by djone
"For years pundits, activists, and journalists have maintained that where science is concerned, the left knows best. In their view, evolution, stem cells, and climate change comprise the holy triumvirate of sins against reason, and the worst heretics are conservatives and libertariansall the while ignoring the fact that those on the left cling to a far greater number of anti-scientific beliefs." ..-Authors on CSPAN2 at 6pm Est.-
Partisanship has infected and inhibited objective research and reporting for too long. As a result, debate has become constricted by both the politicization of science and the parallel phenomenon of the scientization of politics. To those who would claim that any one party deserves the mantle of being pro-science, Berezow and Campbell offer a bracing corrective. At its core, Science Left Behind is a provocative polemic that exhorts Americans on all sides of the political spectrum to look more closely at the issues we take for granted, lest we become embroiled in a new culture war over basic scientific facts."... One commenter : "An excellent discussion of the scientific blindness of progressives, who focus on evolution on other issues while ignoring their anti-science approach to science that truly improves human lives. The book carefully documents the progressive attack on important, life-saving science like vaccinations, using science to improve crop yields and reduce the need for pesticides and support for feel-good (but failed) technologies like solar power.
It is not a rebuttal to left-wing books that critique some of the anti-scientific fallacies of the right. It is, however, a response to left-wing pseudo-scientists who choose fear over scientific consensus by claiming that precaution dictates we ignore what we know in favor of what we don't. Rather than rebut, the book does a good job of completing the discussion of science and politics."
Regan said something like — the left knows so many things that aren’t true
Anti-science thinking is not the province of any particular ideology, just like conspiratorial thinking, its what happens when evidence comes up against an emotionally held belief...
pseudo science bump,
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