Denying to the Grave

Denying to the Grave

Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us

Book - 2017
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Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they can't possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete or inconclusive, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere to harm us.
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780199396603
0199396604
Branch Call Number: 362.1 GO
Characteristics: x, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Gorman, Jack M. - Author

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mclarjh
Oct 03, 2017

Too long, repetitive, reading turned to drudgery by the end. Strictly psychological explanations. It would have been far more entertaining if the authors had tackled the big issues they mention in passing, autism, gun safety, nuclear reactors, etc.

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paul1
May 27, 2017

Fascinating work on how and why our brains deceive us into resisting scientific proofs and some strategies to combat those failings.

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May 27, 2017

"Guiding Principle 5: People respond more to emotion than statistics, but charismatic leaders use emotion and scientists use statistics."

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