Micheal Spector is a journalist and the author of Denialism: How irrational thinking hinders scientific thinking, harms the planet, and threatens our lives. In the TED video below he talks about the incredible potential that lies ahead of us, if we innovate our way out of the problems that confront the world right now. He is worried, though, that this future is threatened by the battle against progress and science that is being waged right now on many fronts. He uses the examples of vaccines and genetically modified foods, but climate change could have been used, as well, à la Senator James Inhofe, Glenn Beck, Lord Monckton et al.
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