Michael Specter: The Danger of Science Denial

posted Jul 11, 2010, 10:37 PM by Paul Ketko   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 4:46 PM by Paul Ketko ]
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.
Michael Specter is a staff writer for the New Yorker. His new book, Denialism, asks why we have increasingly begun to fear scientific advances instead of embracing them. Full bio and more links