Not a Scientist by Dave Levitan
How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

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Levitan’s levelheaded examination of these rhetorical gymnastics is a vital antidote to and warning against a dangerous, regressive future. A no-holds-barred takedown of political idiocy and the terrifying reality of science denial.
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An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.


The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected officials attack scientific findings that conflict with their political agendas. The next time you hear a politician say, "Well, I’m not a scientist, but…," you’ll be ready.

 

About Dave Levitan

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Dave Levitan is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Scientific American, Slate, and many other outlets. He lives near Philadelphia with his wife.
 
Published January 17, 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company. 267 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Levitan’s levelheaded examination of these rhetorical gymnastics is a vital antidote to and warning against a dangerous, regressive future. A no-holds-barred takedown of political idiocy and the terrifying reality of science denial.

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