Denialism: What is it and How Should Scientists Respond?


“Anti-science activists are gaining ground on the Internet and have managed to spread a ton of misinformation about a wide range of scientific issues such as the harmful effects of smoking, global warming, HIV as the cause of AIDS, the safety of vaccines and many more topics. To accomplish this, they use a core set of methods to aid their denial of well-supported mainstream science.

They promote conspiracy theories, put forward fake experts, use logical fallacies, move the goal posts and extreme selectivity by grasping for any unreasonable straw they can as long as it superficially looks like it confirms their view.”

Denialism: What is it and How Should Scientists Respond?