Monday, February 27, 2012

This might explain conservative reality denial

I read with great interest, and a bit of dread, this essay by Chris Mooney, "The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated Conservatives Deny Science - and Reality," Saturday 25 February 2012. It was a preview of his forthcoming book of the same name.

I was favorably impressed with Mooney's 2005 book, The Republican War on Science New York: Basic Press. And will probably read this next one. But, if his premise is correct, that conservatives cannot learn, I'll be a bit depressed.

PS: the Kuhn paper is almost done, and I'll be back to blogging. Really!

2 comments:

EastwoodDC said...

The link is broken, but I think I found it: http://www.desmogblog.com/republican-brain-science-why-they-don-t-believe-science-or-many-other-inconvenient-truths

This was good too: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/denial-science-chris-mooney

Gary S. Hurd said...

Thanks for the link.