Sat, Mar 12|
The Right Wing’s War on Science
"The political celebration of willful ignorance..." One of the most powerful currents in 20th-and 21st-century Western life is the political right's deliberate attack on science. We'll inquire deeply into the causes of the alarming anti-science bias on the fringes of our culture.
Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 Central
Mar 12, 2022, 1:00 PM CST – Mar 26, 2022, 2:30 PM CDT
"We don't need any damn experts to tell us how the world works.
God tells us all we need to know."
One of the most powerful currents in 20th-and 21st-century Western life is the political right's celebration of willful ignorance. In this fascinating workshop, we'll inquire deeply into the origins and development of the growing anti-science bias in our culture, its link to religious fundamentalism, and its entrenched role at the very heart of right-wing politics in America and Europe.
Here are a few of the intriguing ideas we'll consider:
• Darwin Did It!
• Denialism — From Evolution, to the Holocaust, to Tobacco, to Climate, to COVID (and so much more)
• Internet Conspiracy Madness as Crystalized Anti-Science
• "It's Only a Theory" — The Dumbest Argument
• Why an Anti-Science Movement Can't Recruit from the Next Generation.
At the heart of this important conversation lies the inquiry into how the world actually does work, why we really do need scientific expertise to begin to understand it, and why making war on science always fails... eventually.
Participant$35.00+$0.88 service fee