(READING) A nation like ours doesn't stop believing in science without a little help from on high. And as journalist Chris Mooney details in his important new book, The Republican War on Science, it's not a divine hand that is making Americans think evolution is wrong, global warming is bogus, and contraception is ineffective. It's a concerted human effort, pushed by Republicans and knuckle-dragging religious conservatives—and they're winning. The Stranger's Charles Mudede will interview Mooney onstage. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 325-2993 or www.foolproof.org. 7:30 pm, $10.)