The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

Daniel Gardner


As award-winning journalist Daniel Gardner demonstrates, irrational worry springs from how people miscalculate dangers. Our hunter-gatherer brains developed in the course of the outdated Stone Age and fight to make feel of an international totally not like the person who made them. Numbers, for example, confuse us. Our “gut” tells us that no matter if there aren’t “fifty thousand predators…on the net prowling for children,” as a up to date U.S. legal professional normal claimed, then there has to be an lousy lot. Real-world examples, interviews with specialists, and fast paced, lean storytelling make The technology of worry an interesting and enlightening travel.

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