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Overview

Introduction
Science Lights the Way
by Andrea Gawrylewski

Section 1: Grappling with the Truth

1.1   Post-Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed
        by Kathleen Higgins

1.2  Why Good Thoughts Block Better Ones
        by Merim Bilalić and Peter McLeod

1.3   Why People “Fly from Facts”
        by Troy Campbell and Justin Friesen

1.4   5 Things We Know to Be True
        by Michael Shermer, Harriet Hall, Ray Pierrehumbert, Paul Offit and Seth Shostak

1.5   Trust Me, I’m a Scientist
        by Daniel T. Willingham

Section 2: Climate

2.1   7 Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense
        by John Rennie

2.2   What to Believe in Antarctica’s Great Ice Debate
        by Shannon Hall

2.3   How to Break the Climate Deadlock
        by Naomi Oreskes

2.4   Consilience and Consensus
        by Michael Shermer

Section 3: Vaccines

3.1   Straight Talk about Vaccination
        by Matthew F. Daley and Jason M. Glanz

3.2   Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous
        by Dina Fine Maron

3.3   Safer by Kindergarten
        by Mark Fischetti and Jan Willem Tulp

Section 4: Guns

4.1   The Gunfighter
        by Meredith Wadman

4.2   Journey to Gunland
        by Melinda Wenner Moyer

4.3   A Plan to Prevent Gun Suicides
        by Nancy Shute

4.4   Gun Science
        by Michael Shermer

Section 5: Food

5.1   Are Engineered Foods Evil?
        by David H. Freedman

5.2   The “True” Human Diet
        by Peter S. Ungar

5.3   Building a Better Harvest
        by Marla Broadfoot

5.4   Paleo Diets, GMOs and Food Taboos
        by Michael Shermer

Section 6: Evolution vs. Creationism

6.1   7 Answers to Creationist Nonsense
       by John Rennie

6.2   50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee’s “Monkey Law”
        by Glenn Branch and Ann Reid

6.3   Should Science Speak to Faith?
        by Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins

End Note
When Facts Backfire
by Michael Shermer

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