Denialism How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/29/2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

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In this provocative and headline-making book, "New Yorker" staff writer Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions, especially the institution of science. The author examines this fear and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.

Author Biography

Michael Specter writes about science, technology, and global public health for The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1998. Specter previously worked for the The New York Times as a roving correspondent based in Rome and before that as the Times's Moscow bureau chief. He also served as the national science reporter for The Washington Post as well as the New York bureau chief. He has twice received the Global Health Council's Excellence in Media Award, as well as the Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Vioxx and the Fear of Sciencep. 23
Vaccines and the Great Denialp. 57
The Organic Fetishp. 103
The Era of Echinaceap. 147
Race and the Language of Lifep. 187
Surfing the Exponentialp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Notesp. 269
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 281
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