Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Truth And Lies.
About Michael Specter's TED Talk
Michael Specter explores why some deny scientific evidence — such as the safety of vaccines and GMOs, or climate change. He says denying can provide a sense of control in an unsure world.
About Michael Specter
Michael Specter is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, covering science and politics.
His book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives, explores anti-science bias in American culture.