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

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

by Alex Berezow, Hank Campbell


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ISBN-13: 9781610391641
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/12/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience, a sister site of RealClearPolitics. His work has appeared on CNN, USA Today, and Forbes, among other publications. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington. Originally from southern Illinois, he graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in microbiology.

Hank Campbell is the founder and editor of Science 2.0, the world's largest independent science communication community. Prior to founding Science 2.0 in 2006, he was a senior executive at three physics software companies, including one that resulted in an IPO. He graduated from Duquesne University in 1987 with a degree in psychology and journalism and was formerly a U.S. Army officer.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Progressive War on Spoons 1

1 What's a Progressive? 9

2 The State of the "Pro-Science" Union 21

3 Organic Food: The Holy Eucharist of Environmentalism 39

4 Food Fight! 57

5 Crappy Conservation and Clean Energy Chaos 69

6 Sunshine Days and Flower Power 89

7 Bring on the Vaccines and Viagra 109

8 PETA: Professional Experimenters Testing on Animals 125

9 Welcome to the Anti-Renaissance 141

10 Boys Have Wee-Wees and Girls Have Hoo-Hoos 161

11 Education and Its Discontents 177

12 The Death of Science Journalism 195

13 False Equivalence 209

14 The War on Excellence 225

15 Twelve Issues for 2012 and Beyond 239

Conclusion Closing Arguments: An Appeal to Scientific Reasoning 257

Acknowledgments 261

Notes 263

Index 293

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