Science Lights the Way

by Andrea Gawrylewski

Section 1: Grappling with the Truth

1.1   Post-Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed

        by Kathleen Higgins

1.2  Why Good Thoughts Block Better Ones

        by Merim Bilalić and Peter McLeod

1.3   Why People “Fly from Facts”

        by Troy Campbell and Justin Friesen

1.4   5 Things We Know to Be True

        by Michael Shermer, Harriet Hall, Ray Pierrehumbert, Paul Offit and Seth Shostak

1.5   Trust Me, I’m a Scientist

        by Daniel T. Willingham

Section 2: Climate

2.1   7 Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense

        by John Rennie

2.2   What to Believe in Antarctica’s Great Ice Debate

        by Shannon Hall

2.3   How to Break the Climate Deadlock

        by Naomi Oreskes

2.4   Consilience and Consensus

        by Michael Shermer

Section 3: Vaccines

3.1   Straight Talk about Vaccination

        by Matthew F. Daley and Jason M. Glanz

3.2   Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

        by Dina Fine Maron

3.3   Safer by Kindergarten

        by Mark Fischetti and Jan Willem Tulp

Section 4: Guns

4.1   The Gunfighter

        by Meredith Wadman

4.2   Journey to Gunland

        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

4.3   A Plan to Prevent Gun Suicides

        by Nancy Shute

4.4   Gun Science

        by Michael Shermer

Section 5: Food

5.1   Are Engineered Foods Evil?

        by David H. Freedman

5.2   The “True” Human Diet

        by Peter S. Ungar

5.3   Building a Better Harvest

        by Marla Broadfoot

5.4   Paleo Diets, GMOs and Food Taboos

        by Michael Shermer

Section 6: Evolution vs. Creationism

6.1   7 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

       by John Rennie

6.2   50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee’s “Monkey Law”

        by Glenn Branch and Ann Reid

6.3   Should Science Speak to Faith?

        by Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins

End Note

When Facts Backfire

by Michael Shermer

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