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Critica Commentary is a place for discussion of all things related to denial of scientific evidence and health and science literacy. Here you will find longer pieces about particular topics, such as medical misdiagnosis and conflicts of interest, as well as interviews with key people working at the intersection of health policy, science journalism, science education, and psychology, among other fields. You may also find guest posts by authorities in the field as well as by people with fascinating stories to share and analyses of recent news articles, studies, and current events. If you are interested in writing something for Critica, please contact us here.

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  • Your Irrational Thoughts Could Kill You
    September 30, 2016 | Comments

    The Zika virus has been around for at least 30 years but has only been at the forefront of public concern in America for the last 9 months. Among the most interesting aspects of this new health issue is that many pregnant and would-be pregnant women are now worrying about the possibility of giving birth […]

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  • Why We Make Poor Health Decisions
    September 29, 2016 | Comments

    One glance at the evening news will tell you we live in a world where people disregard health and security in favor of fear and irrationality. It’s a world where parents refuse to vaccinate their children; guns are stashed unsafely at home despite the risk of injury and self-harm, and people take antibiotics for illnesses […]

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