Why do people reject good science?

Eugenie C. Scott

Why do people reject good science?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
February 10, 2016
Location: 

(Room TBA)
Trinity University
San Antonio TX

 

A Darwin Day presentation at Trinity University. 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 conclusions are considered reliable and acceptable. This research is quite relevant to the evolution wars and the public’s opposition to climate change, and to other questions of the rejection of empirical evidence.

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