Denying to the Grave

Denying to the Grave uncovers some of the reasons why we often choose to ignore scientific evidence and makes practical recommendations about how to resist these tendencies.

Denying to the Grave

Denying to the Grave

"This chapter addresses the complicated topic of conspiracy theories. This topic is complicated because a conspiracy theory is not prima facie wrong. Yet one of the hallmarks of false scientific beliefs is the claim by their adherents that they are the victims of profiteering, deceit, and cover-ups by conglomerates variously composed of large corporations, government regulatory agencies, the media, and professional medical societies. The trick is to figure out if the false ones can be readily separated from those in which there may be some truth. Only by carefully analyzing a number of such conspiracy theories and their adherents does it become possible to offer some guidelines as to which are most obviously incorrect. The chapter then studies the psychology of conspiracy theory adherence. It argues that belittling people who come to believe in false conspiracy theories as ignorant or mean-spirited is perhaps the surest route to reinforcing an anti-science position"--

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Denying to the Grave
Language: en
Pages: 439
Authors: Sara E. Gorman, Jack M. Gorman
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

With science denial as a rising danger to public health, Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman analyze society's resistance to scientific evidence relating to health and safety, and the tools to combat these tendencies. Why do some parents decide not to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep
Denying to the Grave
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Sara E. Gorman, Lieber Professor and Vice-Chair for Research Department of Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Jack M Gorman, M.D.
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong,
Denying to the Grave
Language: en
Pages: 439
Authors: Director of High School Programming Sara E Gorman, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Jack M Gorman
Categories: Belief and doubt
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This text explores the many reasons why people refuse to acknowledge scientific evidence when making health decisions, looking at key drivers of science denial. It examines the psychology and neurobiology of poor health decisions and irrational health beliefs, arguing that in many cases the psychological impulses under discussion are adaptive
Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Restoring Religious Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, United States
Categories: Constitutional amendments
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

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Anti/Vax
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Bernice L. Hausman
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-15 - Publisher: ILR Press

Antivaxxers are crazy. That is the perception we all gain from the media, the internet, celebrities, and beyond, writes Bernice Hausman in Anti/Vax, but we need to open our eyes and ears so that we can all have a better conversation about vaccine skepticism and its implications. Hausman argues that

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