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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (773 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Specter Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter has twice won 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. In Denialism, he fervently argues that people are turning away from new technologies and engaging in a kind of magical thinking that is hindering scientific progress.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Greg Heldt | 2/13/2014

    " A noticeable trend in medicine and politics towards anti-scientific, vaccine-avoiding, anecdotal-based thinking had been alarming enough for me to pick this up and learn more. I certainly don't disagree with the premise that irrational thinking is hindering the progress of science. But haphazard chapter development, some strong categorically dismissive opinions, and lousy citation format kept the book firmly rooted in journalism rather than science. It's too bad; this could have been a great read-- and a much needed eye-opener. Instead, the author parrots the same zealous attitude from the other side of the coin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Max Dejarnatt | 2/9/2014

    " fantastic, a mind changer. anyone who distrusts science and sides with their gut should do themselves (and the rest of us) a favor by reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim Phipps | 2/2/2014

    " Recommended reading. Specter does not pull any punches with this book. Prepare to have some (or many!) of your beliefs challenged if you read it. He makes great points, though--so many ideas in our present culture, spurred on by the abundance of completely unfounded "information" on the internet, completely ignore scientific fact. Just because an idea is popular and seems progressive does not make it true. Some hot button issues are challenged in this book, including anti-immunization hysteria, starvation vs. GMO's, and why it's foolish to hate Big Pharma. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steven Bass | 1/26/2014

    " Meh. Nothing very new or interesting here "

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