A short drive from the Cincinnati airport, there’s a natural history-styled museum that uses selective science to push “young earth creationism,” the idea that our universe is only about 6,000 years old (i.e. younger than wine). The speaker’s research in rhetorical genre studies and education will guide us as we explore one of the reasons they are so successful. They have 300+ curriculum books, millions of visitors, and a significant affect on schools and families. So… Why does bad information sometimes feel good. How do we get duped by alternative facts?

Brice Particelli earned his PhD in English Education from Columbia University. He is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction, the editor of the anthology America Street (Persea Books 2019) (https://smile.amazon.com/America-Street-Multicultural-Anthology-Stories/dp/0892554916/), and he is currently working on a nonfiction book focused on the quirks of educational disinformation. Brice teaches writing at Pace University. His work can be found at http://www.briceparticelli.com/.

This presentation is from Nerd Nite New York City.