Past Event

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, Threatens Lives

Thu, Nov 19 2009 - 6:00pm

Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

Michael Specter, Author, Denialism; Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Specter says that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially science, more today than ever before. For centuries, the general view had been that science is neither good nor bad, that it merely supplies information and that new information is always beneficial. Now, science is often viewed as a political constituency that isn’t always in our best interest.

MLF: Science & Technology
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $8 members, $15 non-members
Buy the Book: Buy Denialism by Michael Specter from The Commonwealth Club's eBay bookstore. If you purchase an item fewer than five business days prior to the event, it will be available for pick up at The Commonwealth Club's San Francisco office on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than five days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Program Organizer: Chisako Ress and Barbara Massey