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READ ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Shawn Lawrence Otto FREE READ Fool Me Twice ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB On a falling economy and an education system slipping behind our elected leaders are hard at work passing resolutions that say climate change is not real and astrology can control the weatherShawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind the scenes look at how the government our politics and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need Fool Me Twice is the clever outraged and frightening account of America's relationship with science a relationship that is on the rocks at the very time we need it mo. This is an important book for anyone who loves science As one who shudders when he hears beliefs put forth as facts and scientific theories described as unproven alternatives to eually viable answers it is comforting to read such a well reasoned and clearly written defense of the scientific process and the knowledge that it providesBut at the same time it is depressing because it is hard to argue the author s conclusion that the USA is and has been for some time on a downward slide from the top rank of countries in terms of its leadership in science education respect for scientists and its trust in reason over faith and opinion He discusses how journalists over the last several decades have dropped the bal


READ ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Shawn Lawrence Otto FREE READ Fool Me Twice ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Whenever the people are well informed Thomas Jefferson wrote they can be trusted with their own governmentBut what happens in a world dominated by complex science Are the people still well enough informed to be trusted with their own government And with less than 2 percent of Congress with any professional background in science how can our government be trusted to lead us in the right directionWill the media save us Don't count on it Of the 2975 uestions directed to the candidates for president in early 2008. ReadingIsResistance to lies The ones about science aren t far behind the whoppers the White House issued on Day 1 about the small crowds attending the inauguration FOOL ME TWICE at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud got 4 stars when I first read it with a worried frown six years ago now the stakes are huge please please go and educate yourself before the Great and Powerful Oz blows smoke in your eyes

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READ ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Æ Shawn Lawrence Otto FREE READ Fool Me Twice ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Just six mentioned the words global warming or climate change the greatest policy challenge facing America To put that in perspective three uestions mentioned UFOsToday the world's major unsolved challenges all revolve around science By the 2012 election cycle at a time when science is influencing every aspect of modern life antiscience views from climate change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal have become mainstreamFaced with the daunting challenges of an environment under siege an exploding populati. The author identifies three anti science movements religious fundamentalism vested business interests and postmodern identity politics With enemies on all sides no wonder science is in troubleOtto includes suggestions for engaging various anti science advocates but this is not a book that would appeal to or convince someone in any of three groups mentioned above Hopefully scientists will reach out as sales representatives for the scientific method and for the science behind the issues where the press is playing up the controversy long after the science is settled I wish the book had focused on fighting the assault on science rather than primarily on the history of the assaultWhile packed with good inform