Sins Against Science

How Misinformation Affects Our Lives and Laws

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About the Book

Misinformation has had dramatic and dangerous effects, as evidenced by numerous events of the late 2010s and early 2020s. Reading a steady stream of misinformation leads to distrust, potentially leading to conflict in one’s family and workplace, and even to civil unrest. At the heart of many such matters is scientific illiteracy. Many people enjoy a life of ease and convenience because of science—and since science also crosses courtrooms, classrooms and cultures, it has great potential to debunk misinformation and untangle the confusion on such issues as vaccines, sexual identity, race and evolution, alternative medicine, and human reproduction. This book addresses those issues and the popular stories, conspiracies, and misleading headlines that circulate across media platforms. Bringing accurate knowledge into people’s agendas is challenging, and the book uses science and facts as a basis of every deliberation over laws and policies. The chapters weave together history, politics, human biology, and law, and demonstrate how our lives are dependent on understanding the nature of things.

About the Author(s)

Judi Nath is an internationally acclaimed textbook author, biology professor and past president of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. She has earned numerous teaching and faculty excellence awards, including Ohio’s Memorable Educator. She lives on the southern shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Judi Nath
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8639-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4398-4
Imprint: McFarland