Denialism

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

Democrats Have Lost On Climate Change, And It’s Their Own Fault

Whenever the United States fails to adopt climate-change policy favored by the Left, advocates like to point to polls that allegedly illustrate how a …

Climate

A familiar story

I have asked at multiple points in my time here on FTB whether those taking various anti-trans positions have bothered to read the material they …

in order to

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

Soft denialism

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s Holocaust gaffe has seen him on an interesting apology tour — one that had him calling casino magnate (and …

Liberal POV

A climate of lies: Denialism goes wider, and weirder, as Trump amplifies Republican mendacity

Climate-change denialists were already terrible, but they've grown bolder and more bizarre in the age of Trump<p>Perhaps the best way to understand the presidency of Donald Trump is to recognize that he’s building on and advancing the already advanced authoritarian tendencies of the Republican Party. …

Climate

Trade Denialism Continues: Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs

(Photo: Qscyberproject; Edited: LW / TO)<p>There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was …

Economics

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

Donald Trump’s dance with the devil: Did the White House mean to wink at Holocaust deniers?

Historian Deborah Lipstadt wonders whether Trump's troubling statement flirts with "soft-core" Holocaust denialism<p>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 Holocaust denial. Both Sen. Tim …

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 …

Holocaust

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

Yes, the Holocaust Happened, Even If a Top Google Search Result Says It Didn’t

We’re well into the backlash cycle of the post-election outrage over “fake news,” as commentator after commentator calls this phrase into question …

Holocaust

Scientists against science denialism and pseudoscience [Respectful Insolence]

I wasn’t always a skeptic. Maybe I should rephrase that. I’ve probably always been a skeptic since a young age. It’s just that I didn’t start …

Pseudo-science

The Ongoing Disaster — Women, Children, and HIV: An Interview with Art Ammann

Dr. Arthur Ammann's career has spanned many fields, including physician, researcher, activist, philanthropist, and clinical professor of pediatric …

HIV

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

NOVEMBER 25, 2016<p>THIS MONTH the Oxford Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its word of the year, which it defines as “relating to or denoting …

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 UnTexan Texan

“My Dear Master Liszt” left me with a pit in my stomach. Ben Stroud’s epistolary story—which appears in the <i>Oxford American</i>’s Fall 2016 issue—made me …

Racism

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

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

House Science Committee's Climate Change Denialism Enters New Phase

While Smith has previously conducted investigations into the executive branch and scientists funded by Congress, now the chairman has issued …

Climate

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

Cory Doctorow Rails Against Technological Nihilism; Wants You to Have Hope

I was skeptical about a two hour block allotted for Cory Doctrow’s keynote address at HOPE XI. I’ve been to Operas that are shorter than that and …

Cory Doctorow

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

Against Denialism in the Wake of the Latest Islamist Attack

Alas, what can one say? Our prayers, for one, which are for the victims’ families. For France. For wisdom among French leaders. And yes, for a …

Religion

Books I’m reading now, or about to start

After a period when my reading fell by the wayside, and before I disciplined myself to <i>stay off the Internet in the evening</i>, I’ve finally gotten back …

Pulitzer Prize