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Science Denial In The 21St Century

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:23:15 -0400
Archived: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:23:15 -0400
Subject: Science Denial In The 21St Century

Source: ScienceNews.Org


Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Science Denial In The 21St Century
By Nathan Seppa

MADISON, Wis. =97 The arc of science has faced roadblocks for
centuries, but the pattern of denying the weight of evidence has
taken on new virulence recently. Highly motivated people openly
cast doubt on well-established evidence =97 the theory of
evolution, the human effects on climate change, the value of
vaccines and other findings that have achieved an overwhelming
consensus in the scientific community.

Researchers and science writers tasked with reporting on these
issues gathered April 23=9624 at the University of Wisconsin at a
meeting titled, =93Science Writing in the Age of Denial.=94 Some
noted that seemingly spontaneous denial of science in the
populace is quite often a carefully choreographed attack.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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