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Denialism

Michael Specter

Denialism

how irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms the planet, and threatens our lives

by Michael Specter

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Social aspects,
  • Research -- Forecasting,
  • Belief and doubt,
  • Science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-279) and index.

    StatementMichael Specter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175.5 .S697 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination294 p. ;
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24094396M
    ISBN 109781594202308
    LC Control Number2009028489

      Denying AIDS – A book by Seth Kalichman Seth Kalichman is a better man than I. Kalichman is a clinical psychologist, editor of the journal Aids and Behavior and director of the Southeast HIV/AIDS Research and Evaluation (SHARE) product, and he has devoted his life to the treatment and prevention of HIV. The American Council on Science and Health recently got some exposure on twitter, then a little too much exposure, after publishing this highly problematic (and hysterically bad) op-ed/infographic on twitter and on their site. This opinion piece, presented as if there is some method or objective analysis, purports to show which are the best and worst science news sites.

      Michael Specter's new book, Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives, dives into a worrisome strain of modern life -- a vocal anti-science bias that may prevent us from making the right choices for our future. Specter studies how the active movements against vaccines, genetically.   Buy Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives 1st Edition by Specter, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:

    HIV/AIDS denialism is the belief, contradicted by conclusive evidence, that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) does not cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Some of its proponents reject the existence of HIV, while others accept that HIV exists but argue that it is a harmless passenger virus and not the cause of AIDS. Insofar as they acknowledge . A fascinating paper well worth reading is Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond? (Diethelm & McKee ) (H/T to Jeremy Kemp for the heads-up). While the focus is on public health issues, it nevertheless establishes some useful general principles on the phenomenon of scientific denialism. A vivid example is the President of South Africa, Thabo .


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Purchase on In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before.

Denialism book Denialism is an expansion, an intensification, of denial. when the story of how the Jews hoaxed the world will be in every history book –.

Michael Specter is author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives, published November He's a staff writer for The New Yorker. AIDS denialism is the denial that the human immunodeficiency virus is the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome ().

AIDS denialism has been described as being "among the most vocal anti-science denial movements". Some denialists reject the existence of HIV, while others accept that the virus exists but say that it is a harmless passenger virus and not the cause of.

Persons picking up this book may be surprised by the lack of discussion about some prominent topics of science denialism, including evolution and global warming. Likewise, Specter does not discuss HIV/AIDS denial, a topic he has covered previously in The New Yorker (1).

In a book devoted to “denialism,” and “how irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms the planet, and threatens our lives,” there is almost no discussion of. Author MarkH Posted on Categories Book Reviews, HIV/AIDS denialism 57 Comments on Denying AIDS – A book by Seth Kalichman Storm World I’ve been reading Chris Mooney’s Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming for the last week or so, and I’ve got to say, this is excellent science writing.

“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.

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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 : Penguin Publishing Group.

Surely he would admit that ideology, whether it is religious or nationalistic, is a fundamental force in denialism. A good book would have spent more time on that then on a few anti-vaccine crusaders. Where are the chapters on the evolution deniers, climate change deniers, over population deniers, etc.

This book is sure to cause some controversy. In many circles, the term denialism is still linked to rejection of the Holocaust, and any implication that parents’ refusal of vaccination or the philosophy of choosing organic-only food is akin to dismissal of one of humanity’s great atrocities surely will make some readers dismiss Specter’s Author: Tara C.

Smith. The Other Kind of Climate Denialism. By “The Uninhabitable Earth,” David Wallace-Wells’s new book about how climate change Author: Rachel Riederer. Follow Debunking Denialism on Facebook or Twitter for new updates.

Vaccine safety (chapter five) is an important issue that deserves a lot of attention and this book fulfills that need. It looks at the amazing benefit of vaccines, the crucial nature of public confidence, and the different ways vaccines are tested and monitored.

The Price of Denialism. By Lee McIntyre November 7, pm November 7, As Daniel Kahnemann so beautifully demonstrates in his book “Thinking Fast and Slow,” the human mind has all sorts of wired-in cognitive shortcuts that can feel an awful lot like thinking.

Within the dark recesses of confirmation bias, an entire field of. Denialism and denialism's ability to cast doubt can ensnare any of us." Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist who studies and researches, among other things, denialism.

He teaches at Birkbeck College. And my guest today, New Yorker Magazine journalist Michael Specter, has recently written a Penguin Press book whose full title signals every bit how. “Denialism” is the willful suspension of belief, or deliberate ignorance about facts that might undermine a self-serving emotional or financial position.

Denialism – whether purposeful or unconscious, well-meaning or cynical – obstructs progress in many arenas, including medicine, food, science, and so on.8/10(). “Denialism” weighs the available facts about these new foods’ safety and usefulness. But Mr.

Specter’s argument depends on data that cannot be quantified; that’s what makes his book so. Michael Specter, a science and public health writer for The New Yorker, shows little interest in the first approach in his pugnacious new book, “Denialism,” which carries the ominous subtitle.