Understanding Why People Reject Sound Scientific Information and How Scientists Can Respond

Friday, 19 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Primary Convener:  Benjamin D Santer, LLNL, Livermore, CA, United States
Co-conveners:  Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and Ann H Reid, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:25 AM
What Counts as "Truth" -- Reason Versus Emotion in Vaccine Decision Making
Seth Mnookin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
11:35 AM
But it’s “Only a Theory!” Responding to Evolution Doubt, Distortion, and Denial.
Kenneth R. Miller, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
12:10 PM
Concluding Remarks
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