Counterknowledge Damian Thompson

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Counterknowledge  by  Damian Thompson

Counterknowledge by Damian Thompson
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We are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to alternative medicine, we are all experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world.

For Damian Thompson, the misinformationMoreWe are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to alternative medicine, we are all experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. For Damian Thompson, the misinformation industry is wreaking havoc on the once-lauded virtues of science and reason. Unproven theories and spurious claims are forms of counterknowledge, and, helped by the Internet, they are creating a global generation of misguided adherents who repeat these untruths and lend them credence.

Thompson explores our readiness to accept falsehoods and the viral role of technology in spreading quack remedies, pseudo-history, and creationist fanaticism. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkinss The God Delusion, Sam Harriss The End of Faith, and Christopher Hitchenss God Is Not Great, Counterknowledge is a brilliant defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.



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