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Counterknowledge : how we surrendered to conspiracy theories, quack medicine, bogus science and fake history

Author: Damian Thompson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From conspiracy theories to alternative medicine, people are experiencing an epidemic of untrue descriptions of the world. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkins's "The God Delusion" and Sam Harris's "The End of Faith," this work is a defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Thompson
ISBN: 9780393067699 0393067696
OCLC Number: 227016172
Description: 162 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Knowledge and counterknowledge --
Creationism and counterknowledge --
The return of pseudohistory --
Desperate remedies --
The counterknowledge industry --
Living with counterknowledge.
Responsibility: Damian Thompson.
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From conspiracy theories to alternative medicine, people are experiencing an epidemic of untrue descriptions of the world. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkins's "The God Delusion" and Sam Harris's "The End of Faith," this work is a defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.

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