Gave talk today at Penn State. Slides here.
Lecture was sponsored by Penn State Institutes on Energy and the Environment, which is the central component of a larger set of programs in the University that that reflect Penn State's commitment to contributing to its share to the good of integrating the practice of science and science-informed policymaking with the science of science communication.
Seems like people took a lot of interest in the finding that members of the Tea Party are not meaningfully different from the population as a whole in science comprension. I'll say more about this topic -- and about the nature of the responses -- tomorrow.
But for now, here is some evidence showing that individuals whose outlooks are characterized by the cultural cognition worldviews all display practically equivalent levels of science comprehension too (there are differences but like those between Liberals and Conservatives & between Tea Party members and nonmembers, they are trivial from a practical standpoint).