DeSmogBlog: Are Conservatives Inherently More Biased than Liberals? The Scientific Debate Rages On

Republican Brain.jpg In the first round of critical reactions to my book The Republican Brain, there wasn’t much to impress. As I related at AlterNet, the general conservative response to the book was to misrepresent its arguments, rather than to engage them seriously. (The book predicted this, incidentally.) But now that some researchers have been able ...

DeSmogBlog: Conservatives versus Science: A New Scientific Validation of the Republican War on Science (and Republican Brain) Thesis

rwos.jpg For a while now, I’ve been aware of a powerful new paper that directly tests the central argument of my 2005 book The Republican War on Science—and also validates some key claims made in my new book, The Republican Brain. I’ve had to keep quiet about it until now; but at last, the study ...

DeSmogBlog: The Science of Truthiness: Why Conservatives Deny Global Warming

Final Cover.png These are notes for remarks that Chris Mooney gave recently at the Tucson Festival of Books, where he was asked to talk about his new book on a panel entitled “Will the Planet Survive the Age of Humans?” Video of the panel is currently available from C-SPAN here. Please note: Mooney’s notes do not necessarily ...