Rolling Stone chats with Shawn Otto about his new book: Fool Me Twice - Fighting the Assault on Science in America
Here’s the best part I took away from their talk, and essentially the mission statement for my life:
Most people don’t have time to study the science of things and find out who’s telling the truth and who’s blowing smoke. And antiscience vested interests from megachurch evangelists to oil and gas companies to antivaccine activists are taking advantage of that to try to fool us while our scientists have been busy doing science. It’s our responsibility to not let that happen, not to let them fool us twice, but to be the tough, hard-headed, critically minded, pro-science Americans that kept the world safe for democracy and put a man on the moon. Our own economy, our own environment, our own moral legacy, and the quality of the lives of our own children are depending on no one else but us.