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Sorry for the short notice, but soon on the second hour of Science Friday there's going to be a discussion of Shawn Otto's new book.

SciFri info:

In his new book, Fool Me Twice, writer Shawn Otto tells why he thinks science is under assault in America. Otto, CEO and co-founder of Science Debate 2008, also explains why his "American Science Pledge" for candidates might bring more science into political decision making.

Shawn on Google+ if you want to keep an eye on this:

If you are late to the live program you can always grab the podcast later.


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    by mem from somerville on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 12:13:19 PM PDT

  •  heard some of that (0+ / 0-)

    He attracted at least one wingnut caller, who exemplifies the rest. Niel Conan (the host) was nearly shouting to get this guy to shut up, stop the talking points  and listen for a change....

    And noting that there are so many people criticizing Global Climate Change that have no understanding of Statistics and Statistical Methods, of tipping points, or ten-thousand year old Greenland and Antarctic ice core data, or how greenhouse gases work, are wedded to the idea of "It's just cyclical...and research scientists are just in it for the money..." are just clueless....well, it boggles the mind....

    And I'm not used to being boggled....

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 03:26:12 PM PDT

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