Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unscientific America


How do you describe a country where 46% of the population believes the Earth is less than 10,000 years old? Chris Mooney calls it "Unscientific America."

He joined me today on KTRS/St. Louis to talk about this nation's scientific illiteracy, and how it threatens our future. We discussed the politicians and others who use that lack of scientific understanding to promote fear and forward their agenda, from the anti-vaxxers to the climate change deniers. and the media outlets that insist on presenting both sides of an issue that doesn't have valid arguments on both sides.

Listen, then buy Mooney's book, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!