Denialism

This new book by Michael Specter is one I think I need to read:

http://www.amazon.com/Denialism-Irrational-Thinking-Scientific-Threatens/dp/1594202303

Here's a short interview with the author at NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120139776

In the interview anyway, Specter touches on some issues I've recently raised on this blog and that I will probably discuss in this upcoming panel discussion:

Genetically modified foods – a solution for the global food crisis?

THE IEW GLOBAL HEALTH PANEL ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17TH, FROM 2:00-3:30 PM, THE NORTH GALLERY OF TALLEY STUDENT CENTER (2ND FLOOR)
WILL FEATURE A PANEL DISCUSSION ON A TOPIC OF LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEREST.

WITH CHANGING WEATHER PATTERNS, WATER SCARCITY, AND SOCIO-POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WE MAY BE FACING A LOOMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS.
WILL GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS BE THE ANSWER?

COME AND JOIN A DISCUSSION WITH:

DR. PEGGY BENTLEY, UNC-CH GLOBAL HEALTH
DR. MICHAEL ROBERTS, NCSU AG & RESOURCE ECONOMICS
DR. DAN ROBISON, NCSU FORESTRY
DR. RONALD WIMBERLEY, NCSU SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
DR. BOB PATTERSON, NSCU CROP SCIENCES
DR. PREMA ARASU, NCSU GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE (MODERATOR)

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