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Pseudoscience : the conspiracy against science

Author: Allison B Kaufman; James C Kaufman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2019] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed experts get their expertise from Google, how can the average person distinguish real science from fake? This book examines pseudoscience from a variety of perspectives, through case studies, analysis, and personal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison B Kaufman; James C Kaufman
ISBN: 0262537044 9780262537049 9780262037426 0262037424
OCLC Number: 1054375911
Awards: Winner of Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles for 2018 2018
Description: xxii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Navigating a post-truth world : ten enduring lessons from the study of pseudoscience / Scott O. Lilienfeld --
Introduction: Pseudoscience : what it costs and efforts to fight it --
I. The basics of pseudoscience. Pseudoscience and the pursuit of truth / David K. Hecht ; The psychology of (pseudo)science : cognitive, social, and cultural factors / Emilio J. C. Lobato and Corinne Zimmerman ; The illusion of casuality : a cognitive bias underlying pseudoscience / Fernando Blanco and Helena Matute ; Hard science, soft science, and pseudoscience : implications of research on the hierarchy of the sciences / Dean Keith Simonton --
II What pseudoscience costs society. Food-o-science pseudoscience : the weapons and tactics in the war on crop biotechnology / Kevin M. Folta ; An inside look at naturopathic medicine : a whistleblower's deconstruction of its core principles / Britt Marie Hermes ; Risky play and growing up : how to understand the overprotection of the next generation / Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, and David Ball ; The anti-vaccine movement : a litany of fallacy and errors / Jonathan Howard and Dorit Rubinstein Reiss --
III. Scientific (or pseudoscientific) soundness. Understanding pseudoscience vulnerability through epistemological development, critical thinking, and science literacy / Arnold Kozak ; Scientific failure as a public good : illustrating the process of science and its contrast with pseudoscience / Chad Orzel ; Evidence-based practice as a driver of pseudoscience in prevention research / Dennis M. Gorman ; Scientific soundness and the problem of predatory journals / Jeffrey Beall ; Pseudoscience, coming to a peer-reviewed journal near you / Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky --
IV. Pseudoscience in the mainstream. "Integrative" medicine : integrating quackery with science-based medicine / David H. Gorski ; Hypnosis : science, pseudoscience, and nonsense / Steven Jay Lynn, Ashwin Gautam, Stacy Ellenberg, and Scott O. Lilienfeld ; Abuses and misues of intelligence tests : facts and misconceptions / Mark Benisz, John O. Willis, and Ron Dumont ; Reflections on pseudoscience and parapsychology : from here to there and (slightly) back again / Christopher C. French --
V. Science activism : how people think about pseudoscience. Using case studies to combat a pseudoscience culture / Clyde Freeman Herreid ; "HIV does not cause AIDS" : a journey into AIDS denialism / Seth C. Kalichman ; Swaying pseudoscience : the inoculation effect / Kavin Senapathy ; The challenges of changing minds : how confirmation bias and pattern recognition affect our search for meaning / Indre Viskontas --
VI. Conclusion. Truth shall prevail / Paul Joseph Barnett and James C. Kaufman.
Responsibility: edited by Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman.

Abstract:

"In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed experts get their expertise from Google, how can the average person distinguish real science from fake? This book examines pseudoscience from a variety of perspectives, through case studies, analysis, and personal accounts that show how to recognize pseudoscience, why it is so widely accepted, and how to advocate for real science. Contributors examine the basics of pseudoscience, including issues of cognitive bias; the costs of pseudoscience, with accounts of naturopathy and logical fallacies in the anti-vaccination movement; perceptions of scientific soundness; the mainstream presence of "integrative medicine," hypnosis, and parapsychology; and the use of case studies and new media in science advocacy."--Back cover.

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