Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Date Written:  2016-04-23
Publisher:  Connexions
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX19228

Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.


Table of Contents:

This Issue: Science and its Enemies

Topic of the Week: Science, Anti-Science, and Pseudoscience
The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
Fossil Fuel Industry's Global Climate Science Communications Plan in Action: Polluting the Classroom
Rationality and Science
Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense
Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
Website of the Week: Evidence for Democracy
Book of the Week: Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Film of the Week: The Revisionaries
Organizing: Labour in the Age of Climate Change
People's History: The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
From the Archives: Meet the Robin Hood of Science

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