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I found the book well written and very informational, and mostly accurate in its dichotomy of Religion vs. Science.
While I enjoyed learning about areas where we're scientifically illiterate, I believe the authors spend too little time speaking to the criticality of science.
The book failed to convince me that a lack of trying by advocates of science is the problem and it also failed to describe other forces at play.
Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum's book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy threatens our future is both interesting and odd. Read morePublished 8 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 8 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 8 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 11 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 14 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 22 months ago 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 23 months ago by Itchyfinger
this is not going to be a long winded and concise review.
"how scientific illiteracy threatens our future" was one topic that really wasn't addressed in this long winded... Read more
The book is right about the dismal scientific education of Americans and
the attacks by the conservatives and Fox News on science in general. Read more