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On this season of the Omnia podcast, we talk to scientists and other scholars about scientific ideas that cause big reactions. We’ll look at stories of science getting knocked around, and standing back up again, in a world full of polarization, politics, misrepresentation, and simple misunderstanding. Welcome to In These Times: Fear and Loathing and Science.
One of the more unexpected side effects of COVID-19 has been the rise of a new strain of resistance to scientific information. But science denial didn’t start with COVID-19. Rejection of scientific evidence is part of the history of science itself. How did the search for understanding and truth find itself in the cross-hairs of U.S. politics?
Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, Co-Director of the Center for Particle Cosmology, and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Donovan Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Produced by Loraine Terrell
Narrated by Alex Schein
Edited by Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell
Interviews Loraine Terrell
Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C'18
Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
Illustration and logo by Dan Lee
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