How does it happen, what drives it, and how do we deal with it?
Hosts: Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley
Climate change isn’t happening. Vaccines make you sick. When it comes to threats to public or environmental health, a surprisingly large fraction of the population still denies the consensus of scientific evidence. Why does the public feel that science can’t always be trusted and what can scientists do about it? We report from the Science Denial symposium held jointly by the New York Academy of Sciences and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
- Melanie Brickman Borchard – Director of Life Sciences Conferences at New York Academy of Sciences
- Nancy Tomes – professor of history at Stony Brook University
- Allan Brandt – professor of history of science and medicine at Harvard University. Author of “The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America”
- Sheila Jasanoff – Director of Program on Science, Technology and Society and professor of environment, science and technology at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
- Michael Dahlstrom – Associate Director of Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and associate professor at Iowa State University
- Matthew Nisbet – professor of communication and public policy at Northeastern University
- Arthur (Art) Caplan – professor and founding head of medical ethics at NYU School of Medicine