Denialism

Tumi Morake Did Not Bully Me Or Any White Person, For That Matter

There is nothing that makes a bully drape himself in feigned victimhood as quickly as someone standing up to him and calling out his behaviour. We …

Racism

Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us

The horrors hurled at Houston and the Himalayan lowlands in late August were heartbreaking—but also infuriating. How many times must we see this …

Climate

Charlottesville and Stellenbosch: twin towns hiding a history of oppression

The university towns in Virginia and South Africa are picturesque on the surface. But a closer look reveals another similarity: a sense of ‘genteel denialism’<p>John Edwin Mason first visited South Africa before Nelson Mandela walked free from prison, and he keeps going back. He is an associate …

South Africa

Uber Accused of 'Rape Denialism' by Victim of India Assault

A peculiar theory at Uber Technologies Inc. that an Indian competitor may have framed the company for a headline-grabbing rape in India in 2014 …

Uber

Intersex and Sex Denialism

This was a pleasant surprise.<p>For generations those who, for biological reasons, don’t fit the usual male/female categories have faced violence and …

LGBTQ

How Holocaust Denial Works

The Holocaust happened.<p>It is a fact that some six million European Jews were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between …

European History

Why worry about aging when the robots might save us all?

Maybe this aging thing won’t be so bad, after all. Not personal aging. As Jimmy Stewart once said (according to my colleague John Robson): “After 70, …

Robots

Refuting the pushback against science

Thank you for covering the growing urgency felt by scientists to speak up and defend their field against politically motivated attacks by the Trump …

Science

The Deep Denialism of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is hardly the first President to lie to the American people. Nor is he the first to place ideology before data. But this White House, unlike any other, has already crossed the threshold into a space where facts appear to mean nothing.<p>Eventually, the President’s daily policy outrages, …

Donald Trump

Did the White House Mean to Wink at Holocaust Deniers?

President Donald Trump has barely been in office for a week and already he’s being accused, by prominent and credible people, of aiding and abetting …

European History

Donald Trump bringing his poll denialism to the White House

Approval ratings normally provide the president with a real-time report card. That is, if the president believes the polls. President-elect Donald Trump might not.<p>On Tuesday Trump tweeted, "The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. …

Elections

Automation Denialism Continues to Thrive

Americans have an uncanny ability to ignore the inevitable.<p>Donald Trump’s climate change denialism is no more at odds with the educated consensus …

Automation

Denialism on Trade

It is really amazing how the political and economic establishment types feel the need to deny that trade can actually have a negative impact on …

Economics

Remembering Those in Prison: An Interview with Liz Milner

Liz Milner currently serves as a staff chaplain with CIC Ministries (www.cicministries.org) in the Santa Clara County jails. Santa Clara county in …

HIV

The Perils of Denialism on the Left - Los Angeles Review of Books

THIS MONTH the Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its word of the year, which it defines as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which …

Bernie Sanders

Why Doubt Invasive Species Impacts?

Invasive alien species are now found on every corner of the planet and rank higher than climate change as a current threat to endangered species. So …

Ecology

The Conspiracy Theory Label

As skeptics we apply various labels to certain kinds of intellectual behavior. Perhaps the big three are pseudoscience, conspiracy theory, and …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Donald Trump's poll denialism

Donald Trump has a new target: "Crooked polls."<p>And his running mate Mike Pence has some doubts about the data too.<p>"I honestly think that there's something missing in the polling these days," Pence said Friday morning on Fox News.<p>With Hillary Clinton extending her lead nationwide and in key …

Elections

As Matthew Threatens, Florida Governor Slammed for Climate Denialism

While Hurricane Matthew intensified to a Category 4 "monster" on Thursday as it approached the southeast U.S. coast, Republican Governor of Florida …

Climate Change

Coconut Oil Isn’t Magic, Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, And Science Denialism Needs To Stop

A few years back I had a long-term relationship fall apart. Things had been rocky for a while, but the final nail in the coffin came when my partner …

Autism

Counterview: In GMO debate, Vandana Shiva has chosen fear-mongering and denialism

A rebuttal of the claims the activist made in a recent Scroll article.<p>Vandana Shiva’s latest effusion against Monsanto Company in particular and …

India

Conservative groups push back against Republican party's climate denialism

Partnership for Responsible Growth and other groups launch campaigns to urge Republicans and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to accept climate change<p>Conservative and free-market groups have staged a rearguard effort to get the Republican party to accept the dangers of climate change, criticizing …

Climate

Zuma’s Denialism and Betrayal

The president’s Budget Vote speech would make even the most committed loyalist ask themselves how government can arrive at the conclusion that all is …

South Africa

The skills we all need to move past "anti-science" and "us"

If you didn't believe a prevailing scientific position, you used to be part of a small fringe. To get information on your side, you would hunt around …

Science

There is no intelligence gene… singular | Prospect Magazine

You have now reached your limit of 3 free articles in the last 30 days.<br>But don't worry! You can get another 7 articles absolutely free, si mply by …

Genetics

Math denialism: crypto backdoors and DRM are the alternative medicine of computer science

My latest Guardian column, The FBI wants a backdoor only it can use – but wanting it doesn’t make it possible, draws a connection between vaccine …

Computer Science

Why Science Denialism Is Costing Us A Fortune

In case you haven’t heard, the moon landings were faked, the measles vaccine causes autism, climate change is a hoax, and genetically modified crops (GMOs) are, you know, the pits. If you want evidence, just check the Internet.<p>Without genetically modified crops, the price of food would be 5 to 10% …

Opinion

‘Zuma’s denialism an insult to SA’

Parliament – The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it would bring a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, which the Speaker’s office …

South Africa

There is a new form of climate denialism to look out for – so don't celebrate yet

At the exact moment in which we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, we’re being told that renewable sources can’t meet our energy needs<p>After the signing of a historic climate pact in Paris, we might now hope that the merchants of doubt – who for two decades have denied the science and …

Climate

All the GOP Anti-Climate Change Arguments and Why They're Wrong

From “global warming is a hoax because it’s snowing” to “maybe this is our fault but we’re not doing a damn thing about it,” the climate rhetoric of …

Climate