Pseudoscience the conspiracy against science

"In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed experts get their expertise from Google, how can the average person distinguish real science f...

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Other Authors: Kaufman, Allison (Editor), Kaufman, James C. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts The MIT Press 2018
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520 |a "In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed experts get their expertise from Google, how can the average person distinguish real science from fake? This book examines pseudoscience from a variety of perspectives, through case studies, analysis, and personal accounts that show how to recognize pseudoscience, why it is so widely accepted, and how to advocate for real science."--Back cover