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Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left

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To listen to most pundits and political writers, evolution, stem cells, and climate change are the only scientific issues worth mentioning—and the only people who are anti-science are conservatives. Yet those on the left have numerous fallacies of their own. Aversion to clean energy programs, basic biological research, and even life-saving vaccines come naturally to many progressives. These are positions supported by little more than junk-science and paranoid thinking.

Now for the first time, science writers Dr. Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell have drawn open the curtain on the lefts fear of science. As Science Left Behind reveals, vague inclinations about the wholesomeness of all things natural, the unhealthiness of the unnatural, and many other seductive fallacies have led to an epidemic of misinformation. The results: public health crises, damaging and misguided policies, and worst of all, a new culture war over basic scientific facts—in which the left is just as culpable as the right.

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A brash polemic that explains the origins of—and skewers—the left’s dangerous, unscientific claims about food, vaccines, and energy—and shows how resistance to scientific progress holds us back

About the Author

Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience. His work has appeared on CNN, and in USA Today, Forbes, and The Economist among other publications. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington. Originally from southern Illinois, he currently lives in Seattle.

Hank Campbell is the founder and editor of Science 2.0, the worlds largest independent science communication community. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at three physics software companies. He graduated from Duquesne University and was formerly a U.S. Army officer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610393218
Author:
Berezow, Alex
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Campbell, Hank
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
charts and graphs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 19 oz

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A brash polemic that explains the origins of—and skewers—the left’s dangerous, unscientific claims about food, vaccines, and energy—and shows how resistance to scientific progress holds us back

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