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Bogus Science: How Scare Politics Robs Voters, Corrupts Research and Poisons Minds

Bogus Science: How Scare Politics Robs Voters, Corrupts Research and Poisons Minds

by George Melloan


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The good name of true science, which has transformed the world we live in marvelous ways over the last 200 years, has been hijacked for several decades by politicians seeking to employ science and scientists in support of dubious political goals. They have used their power over grants to universities and their power over federal regulatory agencies and United Nations initiatives to this end. Bogus Science examines a series of scares perpetrated by American politicians in collaboration with the UN over the last fifty years: DDT, acid rain, the "ozone hole" and of course "global warming." These scares have cost the world trillions of dollars and all have been debunked by serious scientists. Author George Melloan argues that protection of the environment is a goal that all rational people share, and the incredible advance of genuine science has brought about great strides in creating a cleaner, healthier, and safer human environment in the course of modern history. But that noble cause has been hijacked by zealots motivated by other impulses, which in the extreme derive from what some social philosophers describe as anti-humanism.

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ISBN-13: 9781645720300
Publisher: Republic Book Publishers
Publication date: 07/12/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 512,317
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

George Melloan had a career as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal. As a journalist, Melloan has covered everything from the auto industry to international news. He retired from the Journal in 2006. Melloan is the author of three books: The Great Money Binge, Spending Our Way to Socialism (2009, Simon & Schuster), When the New Deal Came to Town (2016, Simon & Schuster), and Free People, Free Markets (2017, Encounter Books). He continues to write op-eds and book reviews for the Journal. His home is in Westfield, N.J.

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