Book Forum

Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy

(Cato Institute, 2019)

December 17, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Featuring the editors Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; Former Research Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; Terence Kealey, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Former Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge; with comments by Holden Thorp, Editor‐​in‐​chief, Science; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Books and Cato Unbound.

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In 2005 John Ioannidis of Stanford University published a paper with the dramatic title of “Why Most Published Research Findings are False.” Dismayingly, we now know that he was right. In Scientocracy we explore how science has gone wrong and illustrate it with examples from nutrition, radiation, climate, and other branches of research.