Science denialism on climate change, GM foods and nuclear power – moving from ideology to evidence

Mark LynasThis is a Skeptics in the Pub meeting, a group in Leicester.

When?
Tuesday, December 17 2013 at 7:30PM

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Where?
The Exchange Bar
Rutland Street
Leicester
LE1 1RD

Who?
Mark Lynas

What’s the talk about?

Mark Lynas has challenged the political right over its denial of the reality of climate change, and the political left over its denial of the science on the safety and efficacy of GM crops and nuclear power. Why is it that political ideology continually trumps scientific evidence on some of the key issues facing us today, and how might this affect the future of the planet and its people?

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One Response to Science denialism on climate change, GM foods and nuclear power – moving from ideology to evidence

  1. Martin Sears says:

    A very thought provoking title.

    In my mind two equations sum up the real world situation

    Differentiation of :- Politics : Science : Religion = Hope
    Integration of :- Religion+Science+Politics = Annihilation

    ps Us ‘unwelcome climate change as a man made problem’ ‘deniers’ can remember:

    dichloroadiphenyltrichloroethene (DDT – btw tonnes still being sold on the black market by criminals despite the ‘ban’)
    CFC (chlorofluorocarbons – according to scientists they were naturally occuring and harmless – btw banning was opposed by the manufacturers until their scientists came up with a viable alternative)
    Thalidomide – the nightmare drug responsible for 10,000 human birth deformities – the drug was marketed as a sleeping pill safe even for pregnant women.

    Scientific ‘Cures’ can sometimes be worse than the disease. God help us from the tyranny of a society relying on ‘evidence’ and not commonsense. There are lies, damned lies and statistics.: Now, who said that….?

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