The undermining of science

Paul R. Brewer (Delaware): “Science: What’s It Up To?” The Daily Show and the Social Construction of Science. From C2C Journal, a special issue on Quacks and Conspiracies: The undermining of science and your health. Michael J.I. Brown on Big Bang denial and the search for truth. Thomas Nagel is praised by creationists. George Dvorsky on how 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana’s creationists. Sharon Hill on the trouble with pseudoscience — it can be a catastrophe. Bigfoot genome paper “conclusively proves” that Sasquatch is real — and it only took founding a new journal to get the results published. “Awash in false findings”: Is most scientific research factually distorted? Magnetic Myths: Donald R. Prothero on why magnets and magnetic fields attract New Age flimflam and flapdoodle. Mike Jay reviews Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks and Spiritualism, Mesmerism and the Occult, 1800-1920.