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“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 work.”—Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker staff writer and author of Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point
“Denialism tells stories I know well, at least in outline. But Michael Specter very valuably gathers them under one roof and gives them a name. Specter describes the increasing public willingness to deny the hard-won facts of science in favor of myths and shoddy investigation. In the process, the denialists are enabling disease and poverty, denying the advances of science to those in need.”—David Baltimore, president emeritus, Biology California Institute of Technology
“We are bombarded with information and misinformation about the foods we eat, the medicines we take, the water we drink, the very air we breathe. Michael Specter shows us how to accurately assess the impact of science on these and other essential elements of our daily lives. Written in clear and accessible language, this uniquely valuable book explains an often confusing world."—Jerome Groopman, M.D., Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School, author of How Doctors Think
This is a fantastic book. Specter pulls no punches, and explains the difference between skepticism and denialism. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel G. Burke
This book somewhat missed my mark. I was looking for the big classical conspiracy theories such as:
9/11 was an inside job, Moon landing hoax, JFK killed by accidental Secret... Read more
Specter makes many valid points and refutes many of the false arguments used to counter established and verifiable facts. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John M. Martinko
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Denialism in reverse. Specter dons the mantle of conventional wisdom and fails to penetrate beyond a superficial examination of the topics he takes on. Read morePublished 7 months ago by TT
It was really useful to see the factors presented on a concrete way. This book list exciting new science developments that will be within our reach in no time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anna Bastow