Center for Inquiry

Center for Inquiry–Transnational is proud to present:

Science journalist and writer
Chris Mooney
Friday, June 3
Two Events! 


unscientificamerica.jpg24pm | "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future"

Baldy Hall, Room 200-G
University at Buffalo North Campus
Amherst, NY 14226 

The United States has the finest universities in the world, and invests more money in scientific research than any other nation. Yet we’re allowing ourselves to fall behind in science education—and behind other countries, like China, in green energy innovation. Meanwhile, most Americans know very little about science—or why science matters to their lives. No wonder we have unending battles over the science of global warming, the teaching of evolution, and whether or not to vaccinate our children. How could the U.S. become so...unscientific? And what can we do about it?

This talk is FREE and open to the public.


motherjones.jpg7pm | "The Science of Denial"
Center for InquiryTransnational
1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14226 

We all know that people deny science and the facts constantly―on science-based issues like climate change and evolution, but also on resolvable issues in politics. Moreover, when faced with the facts, people don't change their minds or let go of false ideas―quite the contrary, they often believe them more strongly than before. Thanks to new advances in psychology and neuroscience, their resistance can be scientifically explained. We will explore the science of why people deny science, and what science itself says about what we can do about it.

Note: Be sure to read Chris' essay in the newest issue of Mother Jones magazine on the topic!

Admission: $10 general, $5 Friends of Center, free to students


Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. He also writes “The Intersection” blog for Discover blogs at In addition, Chris is a host of the Point of Inquiry podcast.



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