Drawing on his own experience--including a visit to a Flat Earth convention--as well as academic research, McIntyre outlines the common themes of science denialism, present in misinformation campaigns ranging from tobacco companies' denial in the 1950s that smoking causes lung cancer to today's anti-vaxxers. He describes attempts to use his persuasive powers as a philosopher to convert Flat Earthers; surprising discussions with coal miners; and conversations with a scientist friend about genetically modified organisms in food. McIntyre offers tools and techniques for communicating the truth and values of science, emphasizing that the most important way to reach science deniers is to talk to them calmly and respectfully--to put ourselves out there, to meet them face to face.
Measures 23.37 x 16 x 2.34 cm.
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A timely reminder of the importance of our extraordinary health service, featuring a quote from its founder, Nye Bevan. Hand finished by our friends at Stokes Croft China; no two pieces are exactly the same. Large bone china mug.Height 8.9 cm, diameter 8 cm.350ml capacity....
What did we all have to do when a mysterious microbe came knocking? Start by staying calm and learning the facts. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have been working at a record-breaking pace to develop a vaccine. This usually takes years, even decades. Universities, companies,...
An 1808 coloured etching by Cruikshank featuring ‘The saviour of the human race’ Edward Jenner and his colleagues chasing off unscrupulous vaccination opponents. The caption underneath reads ‘Vaccination against smallpox, or mercenary & merciless spreaders of death & devastation driven out of society!’ From the...