Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist, blogger, podcaster, and experienced trainer of scientists in the art of communication. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science and The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality. He blogs for Science Progress, a website of the Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Why the GOP Distrusts Science
Hurricanes, Warming, and Scientific Uncertainty
August 3, 2006
Can Scientists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Coverage of the Hurricane-Global Warming Controversy?
January 9, 2006
The ruling in the Dover evolution trial shows what the legal and scientific processes have in common—intellectual rigor
December 8, 2005
Tom Bethell takes the modern political right’s “war on science” to a whole new level.
November 2, 2005
In her first book, Susan Clancy successfully explains how normal Americans can devoutly believe they were kidnapped by aliens.
Science Wars II: Science and the Bush Administration
Whistleblowers from branches of government ranging from the Climate Change Science Program to the Bureau of Land Management...
July 19, 2005
Where does the debate now stand over science and the Bush administration?
May 25, 2005
If there's a silver lining to the recent widespread promotion of the paranormal on television...
Bad Science, Bad Fiction, and an Agenda
Review of State of Fear. By Michael Crichton.
April 13, 2005
The range of "paranormal" experiences that this condition may explain--from alien abductions to ghosts sightings--is truly vast.
March 3, 2005
Even with respect to extraordinary and absurd claims, ABC and Peter Jennings listen to "both sides."
January 18, 2005
In Michael Crichton's work, the two are intimately connected.
A Call for Attention to Climate Change
As president emeritus of Stanford University, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and current editor...
October 25, 2004
Anti-evolutionist activism, inspired and rejuvenated by the Intelligent Design movement, is spreading across the country.
September 13, 2004
How did the ID movement publish in a peer reviewed biology journal? A story from climate science sheds light on the question.
August 9, 2004
Is "Intelligent Design" theory really "Creation Science" version 2.0? Not exactly, but the parallels are certainly suggestive.
June 18, 2004
Leading scientists say climate change must finally receive the attention it deserves. True skeptics should agree with them.
May 18, 2004
Can the hoopla surrounding The Day After Tomorrow actually educate about the real global warming issue?
April 8, 2004
Why science adviser John Marburger's defense of the Bush administration's science policies fails.
March 15, 2004
Is George W. Bush's the most anti-science administration in modern times?
February 9, 2004
How an advertisement for Intelligent Design theory made its way into the Harvard Law Review.
January 8, 2004
Review of scientific information is usually a good thing. But as a recent White House proposal shows, there are big exceptions.
December 5, 2003
Doubting is a powerful tool, but it can definitely be taken too far.
October 15, 2003
Dawkins and Dennett are smart guys, but their campaign to rename religious unbelievers "brights" could use some rethinking.
September 11, 2003
The latest pro-Intelligent Design Zogby poll is just one in a series of questionable surveys.
July 31, 2003
What's up with the Larry King Show's outrageous promotion of UFOs, psychics, and spiritualists?
July 7, 2003
Skeptics of hypnosis and "recovered memory therapy" will know that Arnold and Jesse Friedman were probably innocent.
April 30, 2003
Anti-evolutionists have just won two important victories on American university campuses - one legal, one in public relations.
March 24, 2003
Some thoughts on new ways to critique alternative medicine.
February 3, 2003
A spat at Texas Tech provides a new wrinkle on Darwinism and science education.
January 9, 2003
When it comes to the media's human cloning coverage, we're still in 1997.
December 2, 2002
In paranormalist fiction, the “skeptic” character always comes around in the end.
November 4, 2002
Why doubters should celebrate J.K. Rowling's tales of magic and wizardry.
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