Michael Specter: What Happens When We Ignore Scientific Consensus?
Part 2 of theTED Radio Hour episode Truth And Lies.
About Michael Specter's TED Talk
Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.
About Michael Specter
His book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives, explores anti-science bias in American culture.
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