HAYS, Kan. -- Noted science
journalist Chris Mooney will travel to Hays present "The Science of Why We
Don't Believe in Science" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Robbins
Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.
This special presentation will be
the 50th in FHSU's participation in the Science Café project.
The discussion will be on the
concept of denialism, or why people won't accept scientific facts for political
or personal reasons. Mooney will describe the major findings from his last
three years of reporting on the role of the psychological factors in promoting
Mooney has written several books,
including "Unscientific America" and the "Republican War on
Science." He has also contributed to a variety of other publications such
as Mother Jones, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
Mooney's books will be available
for purchase and autographs.
The event is free and open
to the public. The FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute,
www.fhsu.edu/smei, sponsors Science Café.