The Resource Reality Check : How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, (ebook)

Reality Check : How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, (ebook)

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Reality Check : How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
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Reality Check
Title remainder
How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
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eng
Summary
The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country - all are reaching a fevered pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect their nonscientific ideology, their power, or their bottom line. To shed light on this darkness, Donald R. Prothero explains the scientific process and why society has come to rely on science not only to provide a better life but also to reach verifiable truths no other method can obtain. He describes how major scientific ideas that are accepted by the entire scientific community (evolution, anthropogenic global warming, vaccination, the HIV cause of AIDS, and others) have been attacked with totally unscientific arguments and methods. Prothero argues that science deniers pose a serious threat to society, as their attempts to subvert the truth have resulted in widespread scientific ignorance, increased risk of global catastrophes, and deaths due to the spread of diseases that could have been prevented
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Midwest
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Prothero, Donald R
Dewey number
001.9
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Pseudoscience
  • Science
  • Science
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adult
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Reality Check : How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780253010360
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12254379
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12254379
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Reality Check : How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253010360
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12254379
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12254379
System control number
MWT12254379
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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