Irrational thinking vs scientific progress

I like this… a blog entitled “Synthetic Biology: Why /Not/ Pursuing Crazy Biotech Is Dangerous .”

“[Michael] Specter, who covers the science beat for The New Yorker, is pissed off. Forces on both the left and right have been coming down on good clean science like never before. Yes, this “denialism,” as he calls it, comes from both sides. People on the left might think of it as Bush-flavored Intelligent Design agendas and bans on stem-cell research, while those on the right would recognize liberal whining about vaccinations and genetically modified food. It’s all of these factions, and plenty more…” (Wilson Rothman)…

To Specter, ignorance is death. Check out Specter’s book: /Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives/