Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice

Fighting the Assault on Science in America

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Baker & Taylor
Reveals how social and policy changes are failing to support scientific research in such key areas as climate change, energy, and genetics, counseling readers on how to overcome such challenges as political denials and a lack of scientific government expertise.

McMillan Palgrave

"Whenever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government."

But what happens in a world dominated by complex science? Are the people still well-enough informed to be trusted with their own government? And with less than 2 percent of Congress with any professional background in science, how can our government be trusted to lead us in the right direction?

Will the media save us? Don't count on it. In early 2008, of the 2,975 questions asked the candidates for president just six mentioned the words "global warming" or "climate change," the greatest policy challenge facing America. To put that in perspective, three questions mentioned UFOs.

Today the world's major unsolved challenges all revolve around science. By the 2012 election cycle, at a time when science is influencing every aspect of modern life, antiscience views from climate-change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal have become mainstream.

Faced with the daunting challenges of an environment under siege, an exploding population, a falling economy and an education system slipping behind, our elected leaders are hard at work ... passing resolutions that say climate change is not real and astrology can control the weather.

Shawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind-the-scenes look at how the government, our politics, and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need. Fool Me Twice is the clever, outraged, and frightening account of America's relationship with science—a relationship that is on the rocks at the very time we need it most.



Baker
& Taylor

Reveals how social and policy changes are failing to support scientific research in such key areas as climate change, energy and genetics, counseling readers on how to overcome such challenges as political denials and a lack of scientific government expertise. By the writer of the Academy Award-nominated House of Sand and Fog. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Rodale, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781605292175
1605292176
Branch Call Number: 303.483 Otto 2011
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 24 cm

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naturalist
Dec 19, 2016

“Mike Pence, The US Vice President-Elect, Has Said He Doesn't Believe That Smoking Kills”
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mike-pence-the-us-vice-presidentelect-has-said-he-doesnt-believe-that-smoking-kills/
and,

“As president, Trump will shape the future of science. And scientists are worried.”
by Brian Resnick
http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/11/10/13573094/president-trump-science-policy
and,
“Trump and Pence on science, in their own words”
by Sarah Kaplan, posted November 10, 2016, The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/11/10/trump-and-pence-on-science-in-their-own-words/?utm_term=.d713e68eb372

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mewhort
Aug 20, 2016

I must have accidentally liked the comment by 'jbolta'. I do not understand the comment and definitely do not like it!

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jbolta
Dec 08, 2011

Pseudoscience!

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