2021 INDIES Finalist in Political and Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)
Finalist for the Next Big Idea Book Club
“Timely and founded in sound psychology, How to Talk to a Science Denier is vital reading for fraught times.”
–ForeWord Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“This book is a necessary tool in an age that depends more and more on people trusting and believing in science in order to meet the simultaneous challenges posed by the long-term effects of epidemics, climate change and post-truth misinformation.”
“Well-argued . . . provides ingenious insights throughout.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“How to Talk to a Science Denier by philosopher Lee McIntyre draws on his encounters with flat Earthers, anti-vaxxers, coronavirus truthers and others. McIntyre offers tools and techniques for communicating the truth and values of science.”
–E&T, Engineering & Technology
“I honestly believe it’s one of the most important books of the year . . . I could go on and on about this book all day, but I just need you to get this book ASAP and buy a copy for a friend as well. Lee helps you get inside the mind of science deniers, explains the political aspect of science denial, and so much more. Again, get this book, and thank me later.”
–Chris Boutte, The Rewired Soul
“When attempting to bridge the gap, start with compassion…. McIntyre’s enterprise is hopeful, and his book is littered with productive conversations.”
–The Washington Independent Review of Books
“An authoritative and entertaining account of science denial and how we might fight it, moving smoothly between theory and the author’s personal experiences of talking to science deniers.”
1 What I Learned at the Flat Earth Convention
2 What is Science Denial?
3 How Do You Change Someone’s Mind?
4 Close Encounters with Climate Change
5 Canary in the Coal Mine
6 Genetically Modified Organisms: Is There Such a Thing as Liberal Science Denial?
7 Talking with Trust
8 Coronavirus and the Road Ahead