Review of “Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America” by Shawn Lawrence Otto

“Lack of absolute certainty is not weakness in science, it’s the only way you know it is science.”

In Fool Me Twice, Otto takes us on an intellectual journey through the history of and the public response to science, from the foundation of the United States to some of modern day’s most pressing political issues. Otto argues that our country’s current anti-science opinion neglects the fact that science and technology are integral parts of almost every facet of our lives and that our quality of life is entirely dependent upon sound science and the way that it shapes policy. Although it may seem preachy at times, Otto effectively outlines that we ignore science at our own risk.

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