Download The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science PDF by Will Storr

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The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science

While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question Why don t facts work Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six thousand year old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them It was the start of a journey that would While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question Why don t facts work Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six thousand year old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them It was the start of a journey that would lead Storr all over the world from Texas to Warsaw to the Outer Hebrides meeting an extraordinary cast of modern heretics whom he tries his best to understand Storr tours Holocaust sites with famed denier David Irving and a band of neo Nazis, experiences his own murder during past life regression hypnosis, discusses the looming One World Government an iconic climate skeptic, and investigates the tragic life and death of a woman who believed her parents were high priests in a baby eating cult.Using a unique mix of highly personal memoir, investigative journalism, and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological hero maker inside us all can so easily lead to self deception, toxic partisanship and science denial

Title : The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
Author :  Will Storr
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Isbn : 1468308181
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 416 pages

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