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    Does anyone even bother with the scientific literature?
     But I think we'd have to be obtuse to believe that we're ever going to get anything like a majority of Americans to do the same.  I agree with Carl Sagan that it takes something easy to approach and even entertaining to reach most of the public.  

    I think it's a matter of responsibility for people who know better to find ways to reach more of the public and that's exactly what a film like this is all about.  And here we see an example of it having an impact.  

    It's a genuine conflict between people who intentionally stoke ignorance and those who seek to enlighten.  I don't think we'll ever win it by scolding people about what they should be reading or watching.  That's a discussion that should be directed at our educational system.  Once we're talking about reaching a tragically blinkered adult population I think the best we can do is hope to reach them through mediums that they're open to already.  

    When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

    by Sun dog on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 10:43:11 AM PST

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