The Heretics

The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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The Heretics
Thought provoking insights!
This expose is a thought provoking foray into the world of people who fight and campaign against that which is believed to be the 'truth' of science. Will ... READ MORE
Emma Louise Pennell at Chichester
The Heretics
Fascinating investigative journalism.
Will Storr injects personality into his investigative pieces, which makes his writing enjoyable and easy to read. He raises many thought provoking points t... READ MORE
Gem - Wigan
The Heretics
Thought provoking insights.
This expose is a thought provoking foray into the world of people who fight and campaign against that which is believed to be the 'truth' of science. Will ... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth

Synopsis

Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them?Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past-life regression' hypnosis, takes part in a mass homeopathic overdose, and investigates a new disease affecting tens of thousands of people - a disease that doesn't actually exist.Using a unique mix of personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals why the facts just won't convince some people, and how the neurological 'hero-maker' inside all of us can so easily lead to self-deception and science-denial. The Heretics will change the way you think about thinking.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330535861
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 326g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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