Here’s an interesting piece on the misuse of scientific data by right-wing groups.
I especially enjoyed this quote:
In an argument between a logical person and illogical person, the logical person is always going to lose because the illogical person isn’t playing by the same rules.
This has long been my approach to discussions with religious people about religion. I’ve found that they (the discussions, not the people) are a lot more educational and enlightening when both parties enter the dialogue accepting that:
you’re not going to change anyone’s mind.
But there’s a lot more of interest than just that quote in the ScienceMag article linked above.