Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left by Alex Berezow

Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left

byAlex Berezow, Hank Campbell

Hardcover | September 12, 2012

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To listen to most pundits and political writers, evolution, stem cells, and climate change are the only scientific issues worth mentioning—and the only people who are anti-science are conservatives. Yet those on the left have numerous fallacies of their own. Aversion to clean energy programs, basic biological research, and even life-saving vaccines come naturally to many progressives. These are positions supported by little more than junk-science and paranoid thinking.

Now for the first time, science writers Dr. Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell have drawn open the curtain on the left's fear of science. As Science Left Behind reveals, vague inclinations about the wholesomeness of all things natural, the unhealthiness of the unnatural, and many other seductive fallacies have led to an epidemic of misinformation. The results: public health crises, damaging and misguided policies, and worst of all, a new culture war over basic scientific facts—in which the left is just as culpable as the right.

About The Author

Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience. His work has appeared on CNN, and in USA Today, Forbes, and The Economist among other publications. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington. Originally from southern Illinois, he currently lives in Seattle.Hank Campbell is the founder and editor of ...

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Title:Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific LeftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2012Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host, author of THE 10 BIG LIES ABOUT AMERICA“Entertaining, enlightening and important. This valuable book should shatter the left's smug certainty that science registers as a partisan Democrat. Berezow and Campbell provide persuasive evidence and argument that should reshape conventional wisdom on a wide variety of current controversies."Kirkus“A sophisticatedly vitriolic, somewhat tongue-in-cheek addition to the current election debate.”Publishers Weekly“Their nonpartisan message is clear: Washington as a whole is woefully uninformed when it comes to the scientific underpinnings of pertinent topics like stem cell research, green energy, organic food, vaccines, and gender issues."Huntington News“Groundbreaking…If I were teaching journalism, this is a book that I would require my students to read and absorb -- and keep for reference.”The Progressive Contrarian“A no-nonsense, sometimes brutal and sometimes funny book that progressives should read.”Red, Green, and Blue.org