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The Unpersuadables

Adventures With the Enemies of Science
Storr, Will (Book - 2014 )
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Interweaves personal memoir and investigative journalism with the latest neuroscience and experimental psychology research to reveal how the stories individuals tell themselves about the world shape their beliefs, leading to self-deception, toxic partisanship, and science denial.
Authors: Storr, Will
Title: The unpersuadables
adventures with the enemies of science
Publisher: New York, NY :, The Overlook Press,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 355 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: 'It's like treason'
'I don't know what's going on with these people...'
'The secret of the long life of the tortoise'
'Two John Lennons'
'Solidified, intensified, gross sensations'
'The invisible actor at the centre of the world'
'Quack'
'Some type of tiny wasps'
'Top dog wants his name in'
'They're frightening people'
'There was nothing there, but I knew it was a cockerel'
'I came of exceptional parents'
'Backwards and forwards in the slime'
'That one you just go, "Eeerrrr"'
'A suitable place'
Epilogue : the hero-maker.
Summary: Interweaves personal memoir and investigative journalism with the latest neuroscience and experimental psychology research to reveal how the stories individuals tell themselves about the world shape their beliefs, leading to self-deception, toxic partisanship, and science denial.
Local Note: 35 53 118 133 148 152
ISBN: 1468308181
9781468308181
Statement of Responsibility: Will Storr
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-345) and index.
Subject Headings: Science Miscellanea. Heresy in science.
Topical Term: Science
Heresy in science.
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