Vaccine-autism claims, "Frankenfood" bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public's growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The danger of science denial
In this 16 minute video of his recent TED lecture Michael Specter, author of the book Denialism, asks "why we have increasingly begun to fear scientific advances instead of embracing them":