79: The Republican war on science (Chris Mooney)

January 27, 2013

Can science denialism be blamed on a “Republican brain”? In other words: is there something about the psychology of Republicans that makes them inclined to reject the scientific consensus on topics like evolution and climate change? Special guest Chris Mooney argues there is, elaborating on the thesis in his popular book, “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality.”  Massimo and Julia debate whether the evidence support Chris’s thesis.