Stories by Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is the author of four books, including "The Republican War on Science" (2005). His next book, "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality," is due out in April. subscribe to Chris Mooney's feed

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Bill Weir has been covering the topic throughout his career, which may explain why he went ballistic over another Fox News-connected attack

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Right-wing ideology is tailored to a particular psychological profile.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Among GOPers, as levels of income increase, so does their likelihood of "dismissing the dangers associated with climate change."

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

A provocative new study claims that conservative climate skeptics actually know plenty of science. But they're blinded by politics.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

According to the astrophysicist, denying science in the political sphere is just bad strategy.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

The next episode of "Cosmos" will make the anti-science crowd's heads explode. Here's a preview.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Are left and right a feature (or bug) of evolution?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Not surprisingly, those who deny the theory of evolution were not happy with the new series.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2013, Source: Mother Jones

Harvard's Joshua Greene on the evolution of morality—and why humanity may, objectively, be getting better in the long run.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new science of ideology now extends to consumer choices, demonstrating how unconscious our political viewpoints really are.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: Salon

More evidence that conservatives tilted their views of the facts to favor their moral convictions more than liberals did, on every single issue.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: Salon

Conservatives tend to be just plain happier people than liberals are. That's seriously bad news for the left.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some would like to dismiss the inconvenient findings about the political right, but the science won’t let them.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The science of cognition and ideology has been greeted with a number of common myths.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The anti-gay-rights movement's claims about homosexuality are based on the worst kind of junk "science."

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even many well-educated Republicans deny global warming. What's going on here?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There really is a science of conservative morality, and it really is vastly different from liberal morality. And there are key lessons to be drawn from this research.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New research shows that conservatives who consider themselves well-informed and educated are also deeper in denial about issues like global warming.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2012, Source: Huffington Post

Some conservative denial of science may well be cynical. But polls show that large numbers of conservatives really believe the global warming and evolution aren't real.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009, Source: Mother Jones Online

If the summit fails, controversial geo-engineering projects may get a boost.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: Basic Books

Science matters- to politics, the economy, and our future. But do Americans really understand and appreciate that?

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: Yale Environment 360

The Bush administration has been widely criticized for placing politics over science. The next president must act to reverse that trend.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: Science Progress

We ought to be outraged at how poor a job our government is doing when it comes to processing information about global warming.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

The so-called 'Intelligent Design' debate is just the latest, most watered-down version of anti-evolutionists' attempts to sneak God into the classroom.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

Whatever Bush might have said about global warming in Scotland, the truth is that he didn't budge. The good news is that the issue is firmly on the agenda in the U.S.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

A new government website misinforms parents about how to protect their kids from sexually transmitted diseases.

Posted on: May 12, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

Conservative Republicans, and even some liberal commentators, have adopted the phrase "sound science." If it isn't "good science" then what exactly is it?