‘Science writers’ deny denial or affirm it or maybe they don’t know what they are talking about

At UW-Madison, Apr 23-24 a two-day Holier-Than-Thou Feast called “Science Writing In The Age Of Denial“.

The daylong conference April 23 will examine the history of organized doubt, denial and political persuasion, journalistic insight into the phenomenon, and an exploration of denialist themes that transcend political and topical boundaries. The conference will be followed by a half-day workshop on the morning of April 24. The workshop is intended to help science writers explore practical strategies and tactics for reporting and writing about science in the crosshairs of denial.

Among the speakers, Naomi Oreskes of “Big Oil is paying everybody I disagree with” fame.

It is of course impossible for anybody to exploredenialist themes that are literally not listened to. No better evidence for that than in an incredibly paranoid tweet by Scientific American online editor Bora Zivkovic

#sciencedenial dead of spam. Use the other tag:#denialconf perhaps announce in the room?

Expect the conference to degenerate into a collective onanism ritual. Time for a new classification…”junk science writers“?

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6 responses to “‘Science writers’ deny denial or affirm it or maybe they don’t know what they are talking about

  1. Time to “clue ‘em in” with James Lovelock’s recent insights!!!

  2. Obi-Wan: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

    a most apt description of UW Madison. It’s a training ground for every looney libtard crusade. Students there have outright admitted to voting more than once in an election because their cause is holy. Morons.

  3. Silberstein, Jek

    Good posts! We know its “they don’t (want) to know what they’re talking about”, choice #3.

  4. Journalists writing about science. Ha! Science is hard…and journalists don’t do hard, so they are writing on a topic they know nothing about. Right on target with the UW description.

  5. science is always hard for people who can’t even notice when they’re wrong let alone say so. like people who believe everything they think or feel.

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