Thursday, June 1, 2017
Location: Volumes Bookcafe
The Illinois Science Council and Volumes Books are partnering to bring science journalist Dave Levitan to Chicago on June 1, 2017 to discuss his new book, Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science. In this timely work, Levitan examines the myriad ways politicians attack and undermine scientific findings that conflict with their political agendas.
About Not a Scientist:
An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.
The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected officials attack scientific findings that conflict with their political agendas. The next time you hear a politician say, “Well, I’m not a scientist, but…,” you’ll be ready.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is strongly recommended as space is limited. Copies of Not a Scientist will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Volumes Books.
ISC is grateful to Volumes Books for their promotional partnership and hosting this program, and for our new marketing collaboration with Northwestern University’s Science Policy Outreach Taskforce!
PLEASE NOTE: This event is marked “of interest” as something our members might be interested in, but there is no formal, organized Meetup arranged yet. Interested in making it a “real” event? Let us know and you can be the point of contact for your fellow skeptics!