Dear friends of science,
If you’re anything like us, you’ve noticed the gap between scientific facts and what increasing numbers of intelligent people believe. We recently explored the roots of this ominous phenomenon in our new book about science denial, Denying to the Grave. Published by Oxford University Press, it’s been featured in The Atlantic, The New Yorker Magazine, The Guardian, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Science Magazine, Library Journal, on NPR’s The Brian Lehrer Show in New York, and we’re really just getting started. Perhaps the glowing attention from the media is in reaction to the anti-science messages coming from President Trump, but one thing is clear - there’s a groundswell of support for returning science to the center of the public dialogue about health and security.
One of the responses to the practical recommendations we made in Denying to the Grave was - “how about actually implementing them?” We thought that was a great idea, so we’re now launching Critica, an online destination where we’ll have a chance to join with many others in thinking deeply and well about health and security. At Critica, we’ll equip journalists, science educators, and citizens with the survival tools needed for a “post-truth” world and marshal the expertise of the key credible stakeholders in the health and security discussion. This includes the world’s premier scientists and educators, leading journalists, business figures, activists, community leaders - and respected experts like you. To make getting on board easy, we’ve laid out a menu of participation options at the Critica page on Medium. Please take a look and see if something appeals to you. If you apply to join our Inner Circle program before April 1, 2017 we'll send you a free copy of the first 50 pages of Denying to the Grave.
Of course, if you have a specific idea you’d like to share privately, or you’re just a little curious as to why a father-daughter scientific team would embark on a mission to reclaim the public conversation about health and security, please contact us by replying to this email. We’d love to hear from you.
So much is at stake. We thank you for considering working together on Critica.
Sara and Jack
P.S. If you haven’t had the chance to read Denying to the Grave yet, it’s available on Amazon and IndieBound.