Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Michael Specter on Science Denialism

Here's a video of Michael Specter giving a talk at a TED conference:

Watch for this comment "we don't believe a bunch of documents giving us government data". This is in the context of the autism & vaccination controversy. People denying the research that states that the vaccines are safe. He is talking about Jenny McCarthy selling her pseudo-science prejudice.

I love his attack on those crazy people who fear GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).


kanna said...

Interesting video thanks for sharing it with us.

RYviewpoint said...

Kanna: I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you go to the TED site, there are lots of other interesting videos. The TED conference is a get together of a lot of interesting from Technology, Entertainment, and Design. At least that's its roots. Now it is a gathering of "interesting people".

The website is open to all but the conference is "by invitation only". Sadly, if you are like most of us, you will never get an invitation. But you can watch the videos and get the best of TED from the comfort of your favourite chair while sitting at your computer.