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"This is the book you've been waiting for. Timely, encyclopedic, and compulsively readable, Denying Science makes sense of the whole ugly business of science denial. Buy two and send one to your congressman." --Michael Swanwick, author of Dancing with Bears and Bones of the Earth
"A timely and intelligent dissection of all that is wrong with popular responses to science. This articulate and impassioned account of the workings of the world should be required reading for decision-makers everywhere. Hang on: that's all of us." --Keith Brooke, PhD, author, The Accord, Genetopia, and alt.human
"Packed with damning facts and deadly wit, this book shows how we're being lied to on an industrial scale. A fine piece of intellectual anti-virus software!" --Ken MacLeod, science fiction writer
"For the past few years, John Grant has been intrepidly documenting instances of bogus, corrupted, and discarded science. Now he's back with perhaps the best of the lot: Denying Science. As topical and as cutting as past volumes have been, Denying Science gets to the heart of the problem in today's world—and does so with fascinating, brilliantly written accounts that may curl your toes but also contain elements of humor and absurdity. Highly recommended." --Jeff VanderMeer, World Fantasy Award winner, author of The Steampunk Bible
Although the author is no scientist, he repeatedly denounces opponents of his views as unqualified in the science considered.
At times this can read a bit slanted, something similar to a politicians take on an issue, but many of the points made in this book I was unaware of.
The book is full of valuable information, the bibliography alone is seven pages long, providing a reading list for a lifetime.
A very decent book overall. Mr. Grant seems to tread over fairly well trod ground, which is not to his necessarily to his detriment, but let it serve as a warning that 99% of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I admit, I did not read the whole book. I read several chapters for the topics I found most interesting to determine whether I wanted to read the whole book. I did not. Read morePublished 15 months ago by samfl
Does it make sense to cut off the external genitals of baby girls in Africa to protect them from evil? Read morePublished 18 months ago by Norbert Haupt
Although the author is no scientist, he repeatedly denounces opponents of his views as unqualified in the science considered. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by Paul Vjecsner
I enjoyed reading Denying Science a lot. A number of Gran's targets deserve his scorn: fools and cretins like James Inhofe, Jenny McCarthy, the Discovery Institute, etc. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by J. Davis
Why are so many people opposed to the idea of humans causing or contributing to global warming? The closest scenario I can think of is people who deny evolution, but at least their... Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by New Millennium Books
I bought this book because I was looking for useful information about denialism of climate change, evolution, vaccinations and AIDs (which was specifically mentioned on the inside... Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by fcsuper
First of all let's just accept what this book is not. It's not balanced, it's not a comprehensive critique of any one topic, it's not without sharp attacks on what the author... Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Book Fanatic
John Grant is a science fiction writer and as far as I tell tell he has no scientific credentials. The section on climate change denialists is a collection of ad hominem attacks on... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by The Pie Faced Prince