Opponents of science in the US are good at communicating their distrust, and getting others to follow their point of view, says New Scientist's Peter Aldhous, adding that it might be time for the scientific community to learn their tactics in "the battle for hearts and minds." President Obama's science advisor, John Holdren, is particularly clumsy at communicating science to the public, Aldhous adds, as he assumes that "mistrust of unwelcome scientifi

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