The Science about not believing Science

MikeC

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Fascinating article, with lots of further links - http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/denial-science-chris-mooney - read all 4 pages for the full effect :)

Some stuff we already know:

Edit - sorry - corect link added!
 

SR1419

Senior Member.
Here is an interesting NYTimes article on the rejection of climate science- The title of the research paper referred to is quite telling:

NASA faked the moon landing|Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax:
An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/unlocking-the-conspiracy-mindset/?src=recg

Here is the actual research paper:

http://websites.psychology.uwa.edu....yetalPsychScienceinPressClimateConspiracy.pdf
 

knownknows

New Member
To interject, I have worked in science for the past 5 years and I can tell you that not everything published is correct. I spent three years working of something based on peer reviewed articles that turned out to be complete rubbish, and which I ended up refuting. I know not of the specific stories you are talking about, but I will say that a healthy dose of scepticism is good, in my case I took something on faith and it turned out to be wrong... and you can bet your ass there won't be a retraction from the people who initially published the work.
 
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