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GOP's Shady Science

HuffPost LIVE | Mar 18, 2013

At CPAC Marco Rubio said it's an "absolute fact" that life begins at conception, but that climate change is not a certainty. Will scientists ultimately doom the GOP?

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The Thomas Jefferson Hour Podcast | Nov 25, 2012

Noted Jefferson Scholar Clay Jenkinson spends the hour discussing Shawn's article in Scientific American, "Antiscience beliefs jeopardize US Democracy," from Thomas Jefferson's perspective (mp3 file; takes a moment to load)

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Presidential Debate: After Sandy—Climate Change, Science, and the Next 4 Years

Moderated by Shawn Lawrence Otto & Chris Mooney | Nov 01, 2012

First-ever Presidential surrogates general election science debate, Capitol Hill.

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Virtually Speaking Science

Alan Boyle & Shawn Lawrence Otto | Blog Talk Radio | Oct 31, 2012

How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? MSNBC's Alan Boyle talks with ScienceDebate.org's Shawn Lawrence Otto about science politics.

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Science and the 2012 Election

Point of Inquiry | Shawn Lawrence Otto | Matthew Chapman | Chris Mooney | Oct 16, 2012

We talk to two founders of ScienceDebate, a nonprofit that in the last two election cycles has gotten the presidential candidates to discuss science policy.

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Presidential Candidates Debate Science

PRI's Living On Earth | Shawn Lawrence Otto | Steve Curwood | Oct 06, 2012

Shawn Otto, founder of Sciencedebate.org, tells host Steve Curwood about the 14 important science questions answered by each candidate.

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Climate Change at CONvergence

Skeptically Speaking | Shawn Lawrence Otto | Maggie Koerth-Baker | Greg Laden | John Abraham | Desiree Schell | Aug 12, 2012

Highlights from “The Chilling Effects of Denialism,” and “Who Will Save the Polar Bears,” two panels on climate change recorded live at CONvergence 2012.

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Why Science Is a Non-Issue in the Election...Again

NPR's Science Friday | Shawn Lawrence Otto | David Gergen | Mike Lubell | Ira Flatow | Jul 27, 2012

How science stacks up against other issues discussed and debated on the campaign trail.

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The Case for a Presidential Science Debate

NPR's Science Friday | Shawn Lawrence Otto | John Allen Paulos | Vernon Ehlers | Ira Flatow | May 11, 2012

Ira Flatow and guests discuss how a presidential science debate can help voters decide if a candidate is up for the job.

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Closing Address: Rush Holt and Shawn Otto

University of Missouri | Poli Sci & Engineering | Apr 23, 2012

Engineering Connections Between Politics and Science for the 21st Century symposium closing address. Presented by Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Science Debate cofounder Shawn Otto

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Can Democracy Survive the Age of Science?

University of Minnesota | Institute on the Environment | Feb 28, 2012

We are becoming increasingly paralyzed at the science gap—the gap between science and democracy. Can democracy survive as a means of self-governance in an age of science?

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How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues?

Virtually Speaking Science | Shawn Otto & Alan Boyle | Feb 18, 2012

How do the US presidential candidates view science and technology issues? Why might politically undeclared scientists join the GOP? MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (Cosmic Log) talks with ScienceDebate.org's Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America.

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Vulgariser, est-ce politique?

Agence Science-Presse | Pascal Lapointe | Feb 07, 2012

We talk with Shawn Otto, author of Fool Me Twice , in-depth reflection on the importance of building bridges between science and politics. When asked his workshop "Can democracy work in the age of science?" He says yes, but...

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Meat Eating, Facebook Psych, This Week In Castration, Yawns Of Love, Interview w/ Shawn Lawrence Otto Re: Fool Me Twice, And Much More…

This Week in Science | Dr. Kiki & Justin | Feb 07, 2012

Interview with Shawn Otto, author of Fool Me Twice.

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Science and Politics

Skeptically Speaking | CBC | Jan 15, 2012

What happens when science intersects with politics? Join Sheril Kirshenbaum, co-author of Unscientific America, blogger Greg Laden, and Shawn Otto, author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America.

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Wild Ideas...the Podcast

The Wilderness Center's Wild Ideas Podcast | Dec 08, 2011

Yellow-rumped Warbler is Gordon’s topic. Joann talks about Polaris—the North Star. Shawn Lawrence Otto author of Fool Me Twice is interviewed about his book about the state of science in the public debate in America.

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When Did We Stop Trusting Science?

Big Picture Science | Nov 28, 2011

Shawn talks with Seti's Big Picture Science host Seth Shostak about Fool Me Twice and the history and current state of scientific literacy in the United States. When did we stop trusting science?

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Shawn Otto talks with Greg Laden

Minnesota Atheists AM950 | Nov 20, 2011

Shawn talks with Minnesota Atheists radio show host and science blogger Greg Laden about Fool Me Twice, politics, science's historical relationship with religion, and climate change.

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Shawn Lawrence Otto—author of “Fool Me Twice”

Access Minnesota Radio Network | Nov 16, 2011

Shawn talks with Access Minnesota radio host Jim du Bois about Fool Me twice, politics, science, religion and education - and why science seems to have become such a partisan political issue when it shouldn't be.

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On Climate Change and Attacks on Science

Shawn on America's Radio News Network | Nov 02, 2011

Shawn talks with hosts Lori Lundin and Chris Salcedo about Fool Me Twice, Michael Mann, how science is never partisan but is always political, and attacks on climate science.