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Denialism : how irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms the planet, and threatens our lives

Author: Michael Specter
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the ways in which the scientific community is mistrusted cites the consequences of such fear-based behaviors as the avoidance of vaccines, the banning of genetically modified crops, and the denouncement of the pharmaceutical industry.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Specter
ISBN: 9780715639436 0715639439
OCLC Number: 645674268
Description: p. cm.
Contents: Vioxx and the fear of science --
Vaccines and the great denial --
The organic fetish --
The era of echinacea --
Race and the language of life --
Surfing the exponential.
Responsibility: Michael Specter.

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Presents an examination of the irrationality at the heart of the scare mongering and pseudo-science that stand in the way of progress and argues against modern scepticism of science and for a return  Read more...

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'Michael Specter has written a lucid and insightful book about a very frightening and irrational phenomenon-the fear and superstition that threaten human science and progress. A superb and convincing Read more...

 
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