Monday, September 21, 2009

Understanding Science

Interesting report on Lateline about shrinking public knowledge of science - and why this might be.

It's followed up by a discussion with Chris Mooney (author of Unscientific America) about the impacts of the public being "clueless" on science. One such result is that science is attacked on the basis of political (or other) persuasions. For instance, US polling shows that a key factor of opinion on global warming is the person's preferred political party (rather than anything related to science).

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