Shawn Lawrence OtttoThe Winona State University Physics Department, in collaboration with the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating/Southeast Library System (SELCO), will host a book talk with Shawn Lawrence Otto, author of “Fool Me Twice, Fighting the Assault on Science in America,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Science Lab 120.

Otto’s book is an expose on anti-science views in modern-day America and the ramifications misinformation is having on society. “Fool Me Twice” explores the scientific values that make up the foundation of the United States, and traces the relationship between science and politics throughout history.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 507-457-5863, visit Otto’s website at, or email Andrew Ferstl at