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The Resource The unpersuadables : adventures with the enemies of science, Will Storr

The unpersuadables : adventures with the enemies of science, Will Storr

Label
The unpersuadables : adventures with the enemies of science
Title
The unpersuadables
Title remainder
adventures with the enemies of science
Statement of responsibility
Will Storr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question. Why don't facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six-thousand-year-old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them? It was the start of a journey that would lead Storr all over the world-from Texas to Warsaw to the Outer Hebrides-meeting an extraordinary cast of modern "heretics" whom he tries his best to understand. Storr tours Holocaust sites with famed denier David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during "past life regression" hypnosis, discusses the looming One World Government an iconic climate skeptic, and investigates the tragic life and death of a woman who believed her parents were high priests in a baby-eating cult. Using a unique mix of highly personal memoir, investigative journalism, and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological "hero maker" inside us all can so easily lead to self-deception, toxic partisanship and science denial
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Storr, Will
Dewey number
001.9
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.H47
LC item number
S76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heresy in science
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Pseudoscience
  • Belief and doubt
  • Holocaust denial
  • Creationism
  • Parapsychology
  • Homeopathy
  • Recovered memory
  • Science
  • Psychology
Label
The unpersuadables : adventures with the enemies of science, Will Storr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in the United States in 2014 by The Overlook Press"--Title page verso
  • Previously published under title: The heretics : adventures with the enemies of science. London : Picador, 2013
Bar code
  • 31223115121981
  • 31223115121999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [318]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781468308181
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 852221395
  • (OCoLC)852222088
Label
The unpersuadables : adventures with the enemies of science, Will Storr
Publication
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in the United States in 2014 by The Overlook Press"--Title page verso
  • Previously published under title: The heretics : adventures with the enemies of science. London : Picador, 2013
Bar code
  • 31223115121981
  • 31223115121999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [318]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781468308181
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 852221395
  • (OCoLC)852222088

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