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

Author: Michael Specter
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
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Denialism confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet and reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Specter
ISBN: 1594202303 9781594202308
OCLC Number: 806267477
Description: 294 p. ; 24 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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Denialism confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet and reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before.

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