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Massimo Pigliucci goes to war against public ignorance

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Massimo Pigliucci, author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk was recently invited to write for the Washington Post‘s Political Bookworm blog. The blog’s regular author Steven Livingston introduces Pigliucci’s article:

[In Nonsense on Stilts Pigliucci] analyzes how the belief in bunk science occurs, looking into how scientists work and spread their knowledge and how the culture absorbs it. Here, Pigliucci, a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York, turns his sights on a related issue: the way ideology worms its way into public education and elbows aside serious scholarship. His case in point: Texas.

Continue reading online at the Washington Post‘s Political Bookworm blog.