‘He said what?’
Dealing with a co-worker or manager who says demonstrably false things can be a challenge, particularly at holiday office parties. Here's a guide to handle a colleague in denial.
Having an antagonistic debate over climate change will not shed any more light on the fundamentals of climate science.
Why assembling two teams to debate climate change is all about political spectacle and sowing doubt – and has nothing to do with actual climate science.
Rachel Weisz as historian Deborah Lipstadt and Andrew Scott as her solicitor Anthony Julius in Denial.
The new film Denial chronicles Holocaust denier David Irving's 2000 legal action against US historian Deborah Lipstadt.
So many voices but who should you listen to in any debate on science matters?
Modern science can be difficult or complex for one person to understand and verify, especially a non-scientist. So who should we believe when scientific evidence is met with denial?
Science works in ways that reflect our rationality.
There's a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don't understand how science works in the first place, it's very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience.
We’re all individuals.
It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. But one old and oft-refuted idea that questions why we are who we are, and do what we do, refuses to die.
Some people just refuse to believe in climate change no matter what the science says.
No matter how much evidence scientists present in support of climate change there are those who refuse to believe it. They think it's all part of the consprarcy theory.
If you debate with trolls you soon learn some of their tactics.
I often like to discuss science online and I’m also rather partial to topics that promote lively discussion, such as climate change, crime statistics and (perhaps surprisingly) the big bang. This inevitably…
Stormy weather hits New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.
Flickr.com/wiifm69 (Sean Hamlin)
A recent headline – Failed doubters trust leaves taxpayers six-figure loss – marked the end of a four-year epic saga of secretly-funded climate denial, harassment of scientists and tying-up of valuable…
Don’t despair – there’s loads of science out there.
There are many who lament the poor state of affairs of science communication in Australia. Some commentators wonder why there is still so much controversy about climate change, genetically modified crops…