The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
by Tom Bethell
Paperback – 256 pages
Science is neutral, right?
Of course it’s reliable, based on fact, unprejudiced, and trustworthy, isn’t it? Well, guess again. A lot of what passes for science these days is pseudo-science, and a lot of scientific fact is hidden from public view because it’s not politically correct.
Science has been politicized—not by the Right, but by the Left, which sees global warming, Darwinism, stem cell research, and innumerable other issues as tools to advance its agenda (and in many cases expand the reach of government).
When liberals trot out scientists with white coats, debate is supposed to be silenced. But many of the high priests of science have something to hide—from blind intolerance of religion to jealous guarding of their federally financed research budgets.
Luckily, science journalist Tom Bethell is here with the necessary and bracing antidote: The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Science.
Here’s a handy one-volume guide to some of the most contentious issues of our day, including:
Why fears of nuclear power aren’t science, but unscientific scaremongering
Why species are increasing, not disappearing
Why global warming (and other temperature changes) are not caused by humans (remember the Ice Age?)
Why embryonic stem cell research is snake oil medicine (which is why it needs government subsidies)
Why Darwinism is crumbling
Why the story line of the brave scientist Galileo versus an ignorant Church is wrong
And much, much more.
The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Science busts myths, reveals hidden agendas, and lets you in on some of the little-known secrets about what’s really going on in science. If you’re tired of being hoodwinked by liberals who use science to justify all sorts of misbehavior, you need The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Science.
About the Author:
Tom Bethell is a senior editor at the American Spectator. He has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Crisis, and National Review. He writes often on science. Tom Wolfe has called Bethell “one of our most brilliant essayists.” Bethell was born and raised in England and graduated from Oxford University in 1962 with a degree in philosophy, physiology, and psychology. He lives in Washington, D.C.