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Sheril Kirshenbaum

for a discussion of her book

UNSCIENTIFIC AMERICA: HOW SCIENTIFIC ILLITERACY THREATENS OUR FUTURE

Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

Climate change, the energy crisis, nuclear proliferation — many of the most urgent problems of the twenty-first century require science-based solution. And yet Americans are paying less and less attention to scientists. Journalist and author Chris Mooney (The Republican War on Science) and Duke scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum explain how religious ideologues, a weak education system, science-phobic politicians, and the corporate media have all collaborated to create this dangerous state of affairs. They propose a broad array of initiatives that could reverse the current trend and call for the reintegration of science into public discourse.

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a marine scientist and research associate at Duke University. She has served as a congressional science fellow and pop radio disc jockey. She lives in Durham.

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I’ll be there.

I hear my copy arrived. I will not blog about it until I read it (I know the framing wars have already started, but I will resist for now).