Chris Mooney

How Our Brains Perceive Race

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The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Chris Mooney’s book The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality.

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How the Right-Wing Brain Works and What That Means for Progressives

Editor's NoteThis essay draws upon Chris Mooney’s book, The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality, as well as his interviews with George Lakoff, Jonathan Haidt and Dan Kahan on the Point of Inquiry podcast.

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Meet the CNN Anchor Who Called Fox News "Ignorant F#&ksticks" Over Climate Change

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Scientists Discover the Fascinating Psychological Reason Why Conservatives Are…Conservative

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The "Rich Idiot" Effect: Why Rich Republicans Are More Opposed to Climate Science Than Poor Ones

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The Real Reason Many Americans Seem So Stupid (But Aren't)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How Republicans Blew It on Climate Change

If you care about the place of science in our culture, then this has to be the best news in a very long time. Last Sunday night, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey—which airs on Fox and then the next day on the National Geographic Channel—actually tied ABC's "The Bachelorette" for the top ratings among young adult viewers, the "key demographic" coveted by advertisers. And it did so by—that's right—airing an episode about the reality of climate change.

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