Not A Scientist

Not A Scientist

How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

Book - 2017
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Politicians who have chosen to act as advocates for vested corporate interests have been known to manipulate and distort scientific facts. Some politicians don't have malevolent intentions: they just don't understand science, and repeat what their sources gather for them. Levitan helps you spot the types of blunders and obfuscations that flood the media and create an anti-science acceptance that affects our world.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c[2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393353327
Branch Call Number: 303.483 LEVITAN
Characteristics: xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Mark H Lampe
Jul 02, 2019

Sounds like a very interesting read.

Jul 07, 2018

This quick read lists twelve ways in which science is misrepresented, with a focus on politicians. Admittedly, they are an easy target, because they rarely know much about science (wouldn't it be fun to see some of them on that Jeff Foxworthy game show?), and because they feel a need to represent their sponsors. Levitan gives examples for each of his categories, including silly stuff like Inhofe's snowball toss.
This little book is a good guide to help understand how politicians try to mislead us.


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