Extremely Political Science
Science Left Behind:
Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left
By Alex B. Berezow
and Hank Campbell
Public Affairs, 320 pages
By now it’s clear that Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin hasn’t paged through a copy of Gray’s Anatomy in some time. His comments in August—explaining that pregnancy from rape is rare because “if it’s legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”—were an appalling display of ignorance, one that most observers agreed should have triggered his swift departure from the race.
About the Author
Robert Herritt is a writer in New York City.