Science Denialism

When science contradicts political ideology, we often get science denialism, from both Left and Right. Common targets of science denialism include climate change, vaccination, genetically modified organisms, nuclear power, and Darwinian evolution.
The usual method of science denialism is to allege conspiracy (mainstream scientists are conspiring to do something bad), to rely on fake experts, to cherry pick studies, to hoist impossible expectations of what research can deliver, and to misrepresent what the science says.
Edward Clint, a bioanthropologist, has a good piece on how evolutionary psychology is a target of science denialism because of its alleged “sexism”.


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