Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress


Distrust of science today may be at an all-time peak. For centuries the institution was viewed as a means of gaining new information, which is nothing but beneficial; today, however, it has become too closely intertwined with politics to be seen as universally good. Today on Focus, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter joins the show to discuss this war against progress and how to end it.

Guest: Michael Specter (staff writer for The New Yorker​; author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives)