I think the lack of communication between scientists and society is that there are few bridges.
What's really odd about reading the book is that for the most part, it feels like its one of your parents telling you (as a child) what the other is doing wrong.
And the book presents nothing like the substantial argument and evidence that would change my initial suspicion.
I had to write a research paper for school and O chose the topic of scientific illiteracy in America. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emily Geist
Willful ignorance is a frightening thing. Why would anyone one want American to be ignorant of the things science knows. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda K DiVittorio
Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum's book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy threatens our future is both interesting and odd. Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. D. Varn
In mid-2013 I finally got around to reading this book. It was meant for the particular time that it came out (2009) and much has passed. However, much has also remained the same. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bukkene Bruse
America is unscientific, but the authors choose to blame it all on the George W. Bush administration...which way oversimplifies and politicizes the problem. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John R. Craynon
As usual, the book spent more time condemning religion or anti-religion as the root cause of scientific ignorance in this country. Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. C. Cuva
Sad that bashing Bush takes a prominant role in this book...and all hail Obama the savior of the scientific world. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paul C Landry
I am not a scientist, although I am interested in the sciences. This book, although a bit dated (science moves fast), had some good points that made me question a lot of my... Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by hotelmode
I haven't read the book, but from other reviews I see my reasons not to. While the idea of taking science down from it's "ivory towers" and popularizing it is an easy one to latch... Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by Itchyfinger