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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  • A Missed Opportunity
    December 18, 2018 | Comments

            Experts on science communication have conducted some high-quality research studies on the most effective ways of communicating scientific findings to the general public. The data they have accumulated on this topic can be presented at scientific conferences, where scientists do as they always do and pick apart each other’s methods and interpretations.         But […]

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  • A Radical Approach to Medicine
    November 25, 2018 | Comments

    Editor’s Note: Richard M. Plotzker, MD works as an endocrinologist at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.  He writes about endocrinology in contemporary practice. His Hormone Happenings series can be found HERE. Dr. Plotkzer comments regularly on Critica’s Facebook page, and is a fellow alum of the University of Pennsylvania. One of my favorite undertakings these past few […]

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  • Evolution And Religion: An Evolving Story
    November 11, 2018 | Comments

            For most of us, the fundamental principles of evolutionary biology are settled science. We know for sure that species develop through a slow process of natural selection that is based on random mutations conferring reproductive advantages. We also know that the lineage that eventually became our species, homo sapiens, separated from the lineage that […]

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