Using Humor and Games to Counter Science Misinformation
Science denial and misinformation are having a bit of a moment. In recent years, the terms post-truth and fake news have been named word of the year by various dictionaries. Flat-earthers achieved newfound exposure—though not necessarily support—with a 2018 Netflix documentary, and the current U.S. president is a climate change denier and anti-vaxxer. These developments …
A Skeptical Response to Science Denial
Science denial has a corrosive effect on deli- cately understood scientific concepts, and it is getting worse. But science itself holds an answer.
Taking Back Skepticism
Skepticism is at the heart of the scientific method. Genuine skeptics don’t come to conclusions until they’ve considered the full body of evidence. In contrast, people who deny well-established science come to conclusions first, and then reject any evidence that conflicts with their beliefs.