29 May '12, 12pm

A Top Scientist Ignores the Science of Why People Deny Science

A Top Scientist Ignores the Science of Why People Deny Science

In the world of evolutionary science, you don’t get much more prominent than Richard Leakey (pictured here). An anthropologist and conservationist, he’s the son of the archaeologist couple Louis and Mary Leakey, famed for their human origins research in Africa. Richard Leakey is credited with multiple major discoveries, including his team’s unearthing of Turkana Boy , a 1.5 million year old fossil skeleton thought to be either an example of Homo erectus or of Homo ergaster. None of this, however, necessarily means that Leakey is an expert in the communication of science, or on why people deny science in key areas. In fact, recent remarks by this distinguished researcher show just how far we still have to go before even some scientists accept the growing body of research on the subject of…why people deny science. According to a recent AP story, Leakey predicted that within ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/top-scientist-ignores-science-w...

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