Denialists exposed

Scienceblog’s own Tara Smith, with Steve Novella, has an article in PLoS on HIV Denial in the Internet Era. It describes some of the major players among the HIV deniers, and most importantly talks about their tactics. It’s useful even if you aren’t at all involved in that branch of biology or invested in that particular argument: one section is titled “Portraying Science as Faith and Consensus as Dogma” and that certainly struck a chord with me — that is one of the most common creationist arguments, as well.


  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    August 22, 2007

    Part of the beauty of science is that failure to find something is sometimes just as important a result as an actual discovery…

    Quite so. Google for “Journal of Negative Results”.