Science and Politics #147

January 13, 2012

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

This week, it’s a panel discussion about what happens when science intersects with politics. We’re joined by Sheril Kirshenbaum, co-author of Unscientific America, anthropologist/blogger Greg Laden, and Shawn Lawrence Otto, co-founder of and author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America. We’ll explore the tension between evidence and rhetoric, and what happens when public policy ignores solid science. And National Center for Science Education Executive Director Eugenie Scott returns to discuss an exciting new project to defend consensus science.


  • Shawn Lawrence Otto
  • Greg Laden
  • Sheril Kirshenbaum
  • Eugenie Scott
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