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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science

Recorded on December 1, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Science is neutral, right? Of course it's reliable, based on fact, unprejudiced, and trustworthy, isn't it? Well, guess again. A lot of what passes for science these days is pseudo-science, and a lot of scientific fact is hidden from public view because it's not politically correct. Science has been politicized - not by the Right, but by the Left, which sees global warming, Darwinism, stem cell research, and innumerable other issues as tools to advance its agenda (and in many cases expand the reach of government).

In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Science, science journalist Tom Bethell reviews some of the most contentious issues of our day, including the fear of nuclear power, disappearing species, global warming, science and the Church, embryonic stem cell research, Darwinism, and many more. Bethell busts myths, reveals hidden agendas, and lets you in on some of the little-known secrets about what's really going on in science.

TOM BETHELL is a Senior Editor at the American Spectator. He has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's,Crisis, and National Review. Tom Wolfe has called Bethell "one of our most brilliant essayists." Bethell was born and raised in England and graduated from Oxford University in 1962 with a degree in philosophy, physiology, and psychology.