The Danger of Science Denial

Here’s a great speech by Michael Specter. I haven’t read his new book, Denialism, yet, but after watching this I would love to.

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2 thoughts on “The Danger of Science Denial

  1. The speaker is right to point out that we’ve never been here before, but when you’ve never been somewhere before, it’s wise to show a little caution.

    I think that a large part of the — entirely valid — message here is: humanity is not as smart as it thinks it is. I agree, but I find it ironic that Mr Specter points the finger at everyone… but himself.

    Although this speech echoes many of my own sentiments, it lacks one important factor: a sense of humility.

    Humanity is not as smart as it thinks it is. Nor as it wise as it needs to be.

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