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The manipulation of attitudes

Accommodating Science: the backfire effect, and conclusion

[This is the final section of the book. I will return to the section on neurobiology and religion later.] The backfire effect If science is…

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How scientific journalism is, and should be done

I wrote in my last links page, “Martin Robbins at the Guardian blog site spoofed science journalism with a “meta” entry. Here, he explains why and what to draw from it.”

A scientist friend asked me my opinion. Never one to hold back, and as readers know, I have a certain distaste for the very industry of journalism, I responded thus:

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