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Many thousands of parents are denying their children inoculations against such devastating diseases measles and polio because they believe there is a connection between the shots and autism. This is despite the fact that a number of scientific studies have shown there is no connection between inoculations and the rise of autism. This is one example of what MICHAEL SPECTER calls “denialism”, a denial of scientific findings that conflict with emotionally held beliefs. This is part of an alarming anti-science movement in America that is hindering our scientific and technological progress. Tune in tonight for a controversial and illuminating conversation with Michael Specter whose new book is DENIALISM: HOW IRRATIONAL THINKING HINDERS SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS, HARMS THE PLANET, AND THREATENS OUR LIVES.