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Just six mentioned the words global warming or climate change the greatest policy challenge facing America To put that in perspective three uestions mentioned UFOsToday the world's major unsolved challenges all revolve around science By the 2012 election cycle at a time when science is influencing every aspect of modern life antiscience views from climate change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal have become mainstreamFaced with the daunting challenges of an environment under siege an exploding populati. Note Received free advance reader copy from FirstReads programThis book explained so much to me about why the American political system is stuck in rhetoric and unwilling to base decisions on fact and sound judgment rather than political platform or party byline Otto outlines several factors for the degradation of respect for science including science itself due to a lack of focus on outreach and mishandling misinformation and mistakes that were published Other culprits include sloppy journalism with it s efforts to present both sides of a story rather than attempting to determine what the facts of an event actually are but then Otto also points out that the government was responsible for deregulating the news thereby shooting themselves in the foot and allowing new sources to rely on hearsay as long as the perspective was balancedWhile Otto does indicate that authoritarian Republicans ie those relying on the Authority of the Bible andor their party to make political decisions for them are a major factor in the scientific assault he also states that postmodernism is a major culprit The idea being that if everything is subjective as postmodernism indicates nothing can be objective and therefore science as the epitome of objectivity meaning we can all observe certain phenomena or facts about the way things work does not exist andor is a form of oppression inflicted by the dominant culture Otto does offer some means of correcting the problem namely by asking scientists to reengage with the world and politics and start educating the public This book is a necessary read for anyone who teaches votes and loves liberty and reason We HAVE to get away from just relying on other people to tell us how to vote and get back to being well informed citizens reliant on our own knowledge to determine what is best for America

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Fool Me Twice

On a falling economy and an education system slipping behind our elected leaders are hard at work passing resolutions that say climate change is not real and astrology can control the weatherShawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind the scenes look at how the government our politics and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need Fool Me Twice is the clever outraged and frightening account of America's relationship with science a relationship that is on the rocks at the very time we need it mo. Wow This book is so worth reading Told from a scientist s perspective it informs about a wealth of subjects all linked giving evidence for claims describing why we have become so anti science scientists are largely to blameand offering concrete rational solutions to the problemI urge everyone to read it whatever your political or religious leanings It makes sense How often do you get that Let Sleeping Dogs Lie your political or religious leanings It makes sense How often do Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose you get that

Shawn Lawrence Otto ✓ 5 Summary

Whenever the people are well informed Thomas Jefferson wrote they can be trusted with their own governmentBut what happens in a world dominated by complex science Are the people still well enough informed to be trusted with their own government And with less than 2 percent of Congress with any professional background in science how can our government be trusted to lead us in the right directionWill the media save us Don't count on it Of the 2975 uestions directed to the candidates for president in early 2008. ReadingIsResistance to lies The ones about science aren t far behind the whoppers the White House issued on Day 1 about the small crowds attending the inauguration FOOL ME TWICE at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud got 4 stars when I first read it with a worried frown six years ago now the stakes are huge please please go and educate yourself before the Great and Powerful Oz blows smoke in your eyes Hers to Protect years ago now the stakes are huge please please go and educate Her Small-Town Hero yourself before the Great and Powerful Oz blows smoke in Red Tail (Travis Trilogy your eyes


10 thoughts on “Fool Me Twice

  1. says:

    #ReadingIsResistance to lies The ones about science aren't far behind the whoppers the White House issued on Day 1 about the small crowds attending the inauguration FOOL ME TWICE at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud got 4 stars when I first read it with a worried frown six years ago; now the stakes are huge please please go and educate yourself before the Great and Powerful Oz blows smoke in your eyes

  2. says:

    This is an excellent book about the attitude toward science in America Both Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin

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    This review is based on an Advanced Uncorrected Manuscript copyFrom the continuing battles over the teaching of evolution in our schools to those politicians that deny the validity of the scientific evidence of global climate change and to the celebrities that continue to publicly support the idea that vaccines are linked to autism in spite of the lack of supporting evidence it seems that science is under attack from all sides Science it

  4. says:

    This may be the biggest problem facing America today Anti science crazies have hijacked a large percentage of public discourse One of the reasons I'm in education

  5. says:

    Note Received free advance reader copy from FirstReads programThis book explained so much to me about why the American political system is stuck in rhetoric and unwilling to base decisions on fact and sound judgment rather than political platform or party byline Otto outlines several factors for the degradation of respect for sci

  6. says:

    The author identifies three anti science movements religious fundamentalism vested business interests and postmodern identity politics With enemies on all sides no wonder science is in troubleOtto includes suggestions for engaging various anti science advocates but this is not a book that would appeal to or convince someone in any of three groups mentioned above Hopefully scientists will reach out as sales representatives for t

  7. says:

    This is one of the best books I have read in years no joke I am a science teacher and continually shocked and frustrated by the number of students who say science is irrelevant to them Despite cool labs and structures I have in place This boo

  8. says:

    This is an important book for anyone who loves science As one who shudders when he hears beliefs put forth as facts and scientific theories described as unproven alternatives to eually viable answers it is comforting to read such a well reasoned and clearly written defense of the scientific process and the knowledge that it providesBut at the same time it is depressing because it is hard to argue the author's conclusi

  9. says:

    Wow This book is so worth reading Told from a scientist's perspective it informs about a wealth of subjects all linked giving evidence for claims describing why we have become so anti science scientists are largely to blameand offering concrete rational solutions to the problemI urge everyone to read it whatever your political or re

  10. says:

    Fool Me Twice provides a valuable perspective on the history of science in the US in terms of how it's been perceived and used in shaping people's lives Otto makes the case that now than ever public policy depends on the reality based understanding of the world that it is science's main job to provide yet for several reasons it is being disregarded demonized and sabotaged Meanwhile much of the rest of the world is nurturing scientific inu