Shawn Lawrence Otto is a science advocate, science writer, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the cofounder of sciencedebate.org and the producer of the US Presidential Science Debates, for which he received the IEEE-USA's National Distinguished Public Service Award. Based on these experiences, he is author of Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science, which has been called "One of the most important books of the last decade." His upcoming book to be released in May, The War on Science: Who Is Waging It, Why It's Dangerous, and What We Can Do About It revisits and updates the continuing crisis. His article for Scientific American, Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize US Democracy, was rated one of the top articles of 2012. In film, he wrote and co-produced the movie House of Sand and Fog which was nominated for three Oscars. His literary crime novel Sins of Our Fathers was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. For more information go to shawnotto.com.