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Chris Mooney

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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.

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Why the GOP Distrusts Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

Special Report

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Storm World

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.5, September / October 2007


Hurricanes, Warming, and Scientific Uncertainty

The Next Big Storm

Doubt and About
August 3, 2006

Can Scientists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Coverage of the Hurricane-Global Warming Controversy?

Welcome to Science Court

Doubt and About
January 9, 2006

The ruling in the Dover evolution trial shows what the legal and scientific processes have in common—intellectual rigor

Upping the Anti

Doubt and About
December 8, 2005

Tom Bethell takes the modern political right’s “war on science” to a whole new level.

Abductive Reasoning

Doubt and About
November 2, 2005

In her first book, Susan Clancy successfully explains how normal Americans can devoutly believe they were kidnapped by aliens.

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Science Wars II: Science and the Bush Administration

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

Doubt and About

Whistleblowers from branches of government ranging from the Climate Change Science Program to the Bureau of Land Management...

Science Wars II

Doubt and About
July 19, 2005

Where does the debate now stand over science and the Bush administration?

Less than Miraculous

Doubt and About
May 25, 2005

If there's a silver lining to the recent widespread promotion of the paranormal on television...

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Bad Science, Bad Fiction, and an Agenda

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.3, May / June 2005


Review of State of Fear. By Michael Crichton.

Waking Up to Sleep Paralysis

Doubt and About
April 13, 2005

The range of "paranormal" experiences that this condition may explain--from alien abductions to ghosts sightings--is truly vast.

Out of Balance

Doubt and About
March 3, 2005

Even with respect to extraordinary and absurd claims, ABC and Peter Jennings listen to "both sides."

Bad Science, Bad Fiction

Doubt and About
January 18, 2005

In Michael Crichton's work, the two are intimately connected.

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A Call for Attention to Climate Change

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 28.6, November / December 2004

Doubt and About

As president emeritus of Stanford University, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and current editor...

State Your Case

Doubt and About
October 25, 2004

Anti-evolutionist activism, inspired and rejuvenated by the Intelligent Design movement, is spreading across the country.

Déjà vu All Over Again

Doubt and About
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.

IDing ID

Doubt and About
August 9, 2004

Is "Intelligent Design" theory really "Creation Science" version 2.0? Not exactly, but the parallels are certainly suggestive.

Wake Up Call

Doubt and About
June 18, 2004

Leading scientists say climate change must finally receive the attention it deserves. True skeptics should agree with them.

Learning from Nonsense?

Doubt and About
May 18, 2004

Can the hoopla surrounding The Day After Tomorrow actually educate about the real global warming issue?

Don’t Listen to Those Pesky Scientists

Doubt and About
April 8, 2004

Why science adviser John Marburger's defense of the Bush administration's science policies fails.

The New Science Wars

Doubt and About
March 15, 2004

Is George W. Bush's the most anti-science administration in modern times?

It Just Takes One

Doubt and About
February 9, 2004

How an advertisement for Intelligent Design theory made its way into the Harvard Law Review.

The Politics of Peer Review

Doubt and About
January 8, 2004

Review of scientific information is usually a good thing. But as a recent White House proposal shows, there are big exceptions.

Abuses of Skepticism

Doubt and About
December 5, 2003

Doubting is a powerful tool, but it can definitely be taken too far.

Not Too “Bright"

Doubt and About
October 15, 2003

Dawkins and Dennett are smart guys, but their campaign to rename religious unbelievers "brights" could use some rethinking.

Polling for Intelligent Design

Doubt and About
September 11, 2003

The latest pro-Intelligent Design Zogby poll is just one in a series of questionable surveys.

King of the Paranormal

Doubt and About
July 31, 2003

What's up with the Larry King Show's outrageous promotion of UFOs, psychics, and spiritualists?

Exonerating the Friedmans

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July 7, 2003
Exonerating the Friedmans

Skeptics of hypnosis and "recovered memory therapy" will know that Arnold and Jesse Friedman were probably innocent.

Creationist U.

Doubt and About
April 30, 2003

Anti-evolutionists have just won two important victories on American university campuses - one legal, one in public relations.

The Skeptic’s Message Lab

Doubt and About
March 24, 2003

Some thoughts on new ways to critique alternative medicine.

Dini is Served

Doubt and About
February 3, 2003

A spat at Texas Tech provides a new wrinkle on Darwinism and science education.

Happy Old Year

Doubt and About
January 9, 2003

When it comes to the media's human cloning coverage, we're still in 1997.

Conversion Fantasies

Doubt and About
December 2, 2002

In paranormalist fiction, the “skeptic” character always comes around in the end.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Skeptics

Doubt and About
November 4, 2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Skeptics

Why doubters should celebrate J.K. Rowling's tales of magic and wizardry.

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