Denialism : How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives Paperback
In today's world we encounter such an abundance of confusing and conflicting information regarding what to do and what not to do, what to eat and what not to eat, what is safe and what is harmful, that it is often difficult to know what is true and what is not.
In "Denialism", the New Yorker's Michael Specter delivers a frank and unflinching 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 to rationality.
Tackling a broad range of contentious topics including genetically-modifed versus 'organic' food, concern over pharmaceutical corporations' practices, vaccination fears, and the effectiveness of complementary medicine, "Denialism" is at times controversial but always compelling in its strong case in favour of fact-based decision-making as individuals and as a society.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Impact of science & technology on society
- ISBN: 9780715639436