The Danger of Science Denial

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"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions... but they're not entitled to their own facts." Michael Specter, a well-respected science and technology journalist, speaks eloquently about modern attitudes toward science and progress and the dangers that result in holding to unfounded beliefs or rhetoric over scientific evidence. From false claims about autism being linked to measles vaccines to the public outcry against genetically modified foods, Specter brings a message of hope through the process of science, as long as people are willing to accept the proof. 

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Pros

  • Logically addresses many of the arguments against science
  • Engaging and humorous in parts
  • Excellent springboard for debate and/or discussion in class
Cons

  • Controversial topics may elicit emotional responses