The March of Unreason
Science, Democracy, and the New FundamentalismUnknown - 2005
Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice and unwillingness to engage with factual evidence. From genetically modified crops and food, organic farming, the MMR vaccine, environmentalism, the precautionary principle and the new anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements, the rejection.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (310 pages)