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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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  • Fear and Science Denial
    April 26, 2018 | Comments

    Few things are as certain among scientists as climate change. Political posturing aside, it is an accepted fact that human activities, especially burning fossil fuels and raising beef for human consumption, are increasing the earth’s temperature. This will lead to a host of dire consequences, motivating all countries except the United States to sign on […]

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  • Putting Science into Science Journalism
    April 22, 2018 | Comments

    Most people learn about developments in science through popular media, both traditional news outlets like newspapers, radio, and television, and the variety of social media. It is therefore critically important that what gets reported about science is timely and accurate. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There has been a marked reduction in recent […]

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  • Fear and the Electric Vehicle
    Topics: Psychology
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    Few things are as certain among scientists as climate change. Political posturing aside, it is an accepted fact that human activities, especially burning fossil fuels and raising beef for human consumption, are increasing the earth’s temperature. This will lead to a host of dire consequences, motivating all countries except the United States to sign on […]

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