Chemicals and Junk Science

acshlogo“Jack Dini vs. the World of Junk Science (and the Rest of the World),” by American Council on Science and Health.scienceandtechnology
Talk about a big job. Writing for the Canadian Press, Jack Dini’s new piece, “Chemicals—Don’t Trouble Oneself With the Facts,” goes way past the title. Dini, who wrote a book entitled “Challenging Environmental Myths” (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2003) comes out with guns blazing, and covers far more than chemicals. He writes about the inability of facts to change people’s minds, how and why they cling to their beliefs despite evidence to the contrary, and how the unparalleled amount of information that we are now exposed to contributes to this: “In other words, it’s never been easier for people to be wrong, and at the same time feel more certain that they’re right.” Read more.

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