Contributions

Why do people reject good science?
January 26, 2018 ·

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Scientists are often puzzled when members of the public reject what we consider to be well-founded explanations. They can’t understand why the presentation of scientific data and theory doesn’t suffice to convince others of the validity of “controversial” topics like evolution and climate change. Recent research highlights the importance of ideology in shaping what scientific …

Crank Anthropology
November 27, 2015 ·

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Eugenie Scott is a physical and biological anthropologist, and one of the country’s leading advocates in the fight to keep Young Earth creationism and intelligent design out of public school science classes. She is the author of “Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction,” and the chair of the advisory council for the National Center of Science …