Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality

Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality

John Grant

Is international warming simply scaremongering by way of climatologists conspiring to guard their jobs? Is evolution "just a theory"? Is autism brought on by vaccinations? the reply to all of those questions is, in fact, no. The medical proof is now in, and it’s conclusive, on those and lots of extra matters which are basic to our wisdom and wellness. yet you’d by no means understand this if your whole details got here from the preferred media or your upbringing and rapid circle of impression didn’t comprise severe considering and easy clinical literacy.

As this witty ebook with a really critical message exhibits, our tradition has in fresh a long time been characterised via a common antagonism towards technology and the not-always-welcome messages it brings. huge sections of the supposedly subtle populations within the built countries are in an lively country of denial. not just do they deny medical proof yet additionally they name into query the very competence of technological know-how as a descriptor of truth. briefly, they deny fact.

The writer surveys the gamut of in actual fact unscientific rules about the meals we devour, the medicinal drugs and potions we're both petrified of or urged to take, our intercourse personal tastes, and a number of different concerns which are raised by way of quite a few panics, city legends, and a normal weather of incorrect information. He additionally examines how designated pursuits, from agribusiness to pharmaceutical businesses to creationists, actively paintings to distort or suppress clinical findings. whereas the tendency can be to snort at the various ridiculous notions catalogued within the author's assessment of bogus rules, the general photo he creates is whatever yet humorous.

This ebook reminds the reader that the way forward for loose, more and more complicated societies is determined by an informed citizenry that's in a position to imagine basically and seriously in accordance with trustworthy info.

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