Everyone bothered by renewed efforts by Creationists, by Global Warming deniers, or the general anti-science sentiment in the Red half of the country (headed by the White House) needs to understand the language of contrarians, and why such language taps into some common misconceptions about science in lay population.
thanks Will for theheads-up and link) is a scholarly article on popular vision of science, as seen through the prizm of super-hero comic strips:
Fantastically reasonable: ambivalence in the
representation of science and technology in
by Simon Locke