[Interview] Immune System for Your Mind Against Disinformation with Lee McIntyre

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Today I'm talking to Lee McIntyre, philosopher of science and the author of a recently released book 'How to Talk to a Science Denier'. We talked about the problems with science communication in modern society, the challenges that misinformation poses, and how we can possibly fight it.

📖 Lee McIntyre Books: https://leemcintyrebooks.com/

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  • 00:00 - Intro. Meet Lee McIntyre
  • 00:47 - Where does science denialism come from
  • 09:12 - Climate change, Moon Landing, Shape of the Earth
  • 13:28 - How to fight it
  • 18:41 - Double standard of reasoning
  • 20:22 - The only thing that will work
  • 26:58 - Changing your mind: weakness or strength?
  • 32:56 - Uncertainty in science
  • 40:12 - How to do it better
  • 44:26 - Immune system for the mind
  • 59:53 - Outro

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