A course in “Science and Nonsense” is intended to persuade, to herd students toward approved opinions.
It’s the “most remarkable trade-in offer in the history of popular science,” says science historian and Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow Michael Keas.
Note the artfully deployed passive voice. One-way traffic “was finally counteracted by the launch of the first artificial satellites.” Who counteracted it?
I admire the decision by host George Noory to have Professor Keas on to challenge the audience.
Here is a myth that comes not from the past but from the future.