Silencing Science

Silencing Science

Silencing Science

Silencing Science

Synopsis

Science has been a major contributor to the health and wealth we enjoy today, but not everyone is happy with it. Science can get in the way of social and environmental activists, politicians, lawyers, and government regulators. This book is a tongue-in-cheek how-to manual for the concerned citizen annoyed by pesky science. The authors describe more than 20 efforts of individuals and organizations to stop science in its tracks using techniques ranging from defunding scientific research to squashing scientific debate to substituting junk science for real science. Their witty descriptions illuminate the mischief that has followed successful and all-to-real efforts to thwart true science and offer stark reminders of the risks that follow when real science is silenced.
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