The War on Science

Examines the current state of science in the political sphere, looking at how strategies for alleviating global warming are resisted by powerful interests and faith-based objections to the teaching of evolution erupt from the public.

The War on Science

The War on Science

"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by avast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the industrial war on science. The result is an unprecedented erosion of thought in Western democracies as voters, policymakers, and justices actively ignore the evidence from science, leaving major policy decisions to be based more on the demands of the most strident voices. Shawn Otto's compelling new book investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons why evidence-based politics are in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise on both left and right, and provides some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it's too late.

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The War on Science
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Shawn Lawrence Otto
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of
The Republican War on Science
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Chris Mooney
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard Nixon fired his science advisors. In the White House and Congress today, findings are reported in a politicized manner;
The War on Science
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Chris Turner
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-13 - Publisher: Greystone Books

A passionate and meticulously researched argument against the Harper government's war on science In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's attack on basic science, science communication, environmental regulations, and the environmental NGO community is the most vicious assault ever waged by a
The War on Modern Science
Language: en
Pages: 415
Authors: Maynard Shipley
Categories: Evolution
Type: BOOK - Published: 1927 - Publisher:

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The War on the EPA
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: William M. Alley, Rosemarie Alley
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-08 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nears the half century mark, the public is largely apathetic towards the need for environmental protections. Today’s problems are largely invisible, and to many people’s eyes, the environment looks like it’s doing just fine. The crippling smog and burning rivers of yesteryear are

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