For scientific progress

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7 Dec 2009

When I first came across Denialism by Michael Specter the title almost put me off. The term “denial” is often used by climate change alarmists to close down debate on the topic. But when I looked more closely at the content of the book I was pleasantly surprised. Specter, a staff writer on the New Yorker, attacks anti-scientific views such as the hostility towards vaccinations and support for organic food. He evidently even calls for a return to an Enlightenment understanding of the physical world. An extract from the book is available here.