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The Republican brain : the science of why they deny science and reality, Chris Mooney

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The Republican brain : the science of why they deny science and reality
Title
The Republican brain
Title remainder
the science of why they deny science and reality
Statement of responsibility
Chris Mooney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won't Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts? Science writer Chris Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservatives today believe more wrong things; appear more likely than Democrats to oppose new ideas and less likely to change their beliefs in the face of new facts; and sometimes respond to compelling evidence by doubling down on their current beliefs."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooney, Chris
Dewey number
320.520973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
M66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatives
  • Conservatism
  • Science
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Political psychology
Label
The Republican brain : the science of why they deny science and reality, Chris Mooney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) 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
Contents
Introduction: equations to refute Einstein -- Politics, facts, and brains. Prelude: liberal fresco on a prison wall ; Denying minds ; Smart idiots -- The "nature" hypothesis: dangerous certainty. Political personalities ; For God and tribe ; Don't get defensive ; Are conservatives from the amygdala? -- Enter the "environment": turning against change. A tale of two Republicans ; The science of Fox News -- The truth: who's right, who's wrong, and who updates. The reality gap ; The Republican war on economics ; The Republican war on history ; What the frack is true? -- The political laboratory. A liberal confronts new data -- Conclusion: rescuing reality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781118094518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn773429781
  • (OCoLC)773429781
  • 1295385
Label
The Republican brain : the science of why they deny science and reality, Chris Mooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) 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
Contents
Introduction: equations to refute Einstein -- Politics, facts, and brains. Prelude: liberal fresco on a prison wall ; Denying minds ; Smart idiots -- The "nature" hypothesis: dangerous certainty. Political personalities ; For God and tribe ; Don't get defensive ; Are conservatives from the amygdala? -- Enter the "environment": turning against change. A tale of two Republicans ; The science of Fox News -- The truth: who's right, who's wrong, and who updates. The reality gap ; The Republican war on economics ; The Republican war on history ; What the frack is true? -- The political laboratory. A liberal confronts new data -- Conclusion: rescuing reality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781118094518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn773429781
  • (OCoLC)773429781
  • 1295385

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