Science and Ideology

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Opinion differences between public and scientists

The general public is out of touch on several important issues. Only 37% believe it is safe to eat genetically modified food even though there has never been any evidence to support a risk, and we have been eating GMO foods for years. One third do not think vaccines should be required even though they are proven to be safe, and have saved the lives of many children. Only half believe climate change is due to human activity compare to 90% of scientist and experts. When it comes to evolution, one of the pillars of modern science supported by almost 95% of scientists and 100% of major science institutions, 4 in 10 believe God created humans 10,000 years ago.

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Senator Inhofe proves climate change is not man made

inhofe_snowballSen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma receives our most Out of Touch with Reality post for believing he disproved that climate change is manmade by bringing a snow ball to congress. He states in his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, where he makes his claim that human influenced climate change is impossible because “God’s still up there.” Inhofe cited Genesis 8:22 to claim that it is “outrageous” and arrogant for people to believe human beings are “able to change what He is doing in the climate.” Continue reading

Dr. Christopher Shaw, CMSRI & University of British Columbia

chris shawDr. Christopher Shaw is Out of Touch with Science for continuing to support his discredited research showing a causal relationship between life saving vaccines and autism, even though his research puts children at risk.

He is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia and holds cross appointments with the Department of Experimental Medicine and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous book chapters and special reviews. He is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of CMSRI. Continue reading