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The heretics : adventures with the enemies of science

Author: Will Storr
Publisher: London : Picador, 2013.
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Mixing a highly personal memoir, investigative journalism and the research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, the author reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological 'hero maker' inside us all can so easily lead to self deception, toxic partisanship and science denial.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Storr
ISBN: 9781447231684 1447231686 9781447208976 1447208978
OCLC Number: 815365740
Description: 449 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: "It's like treason" --
"I don't know what's going on with these people ..." --
"The secret of the long life of the tortoise" --
"Two John Lennons" --
"Solidified, intensified, gross sensations" --
"The invisible actor at the centre of the world" --
"Quack" --
"Some type of tiny wasps" --
"Top dog wants his name in" --
"They're frightening people" --
"There was nothing there, but I knew it was a cockerel" --
"I came of exceptional parents" --
"Backwards and forwards in the slime" --
"That one you just go, 'Eeerrr'" --
"A suitable place" --
Epilogue: The hero maker.
Responsibility: by Will Storr.

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For lovers of Jon Ronson, Ben Goldacre, Francis Wheen and Louis Theroux, a new book that explores why today's heretics just don't believe the facts.  Read more...

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'I loved it ... funny, serious, richly vivid ... Read this book.' Daily Telegraph An investigation not only of outlandish belief systems, but of all belief systems ... engaging' Sunday Times 'Storr Read more...

 
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