Attacks on scientific consensus employ the simulacra of scholarship and a deceptively readable idiom. Those who debunk the deniers tend to be old-fashioned rationalists or committed activists. Neither group are particularly well suited to looking at the deeper reasons behind denialism, warns Keith Kahn-Harris.
is a sociologist with an interest in contemporary Jewish identity and culture and the convenor of the website New Jewish Thought. His other area of expertise is the global extreme metal scene.