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The March Of Unreason : Science, Democracy, And The New Fundamentalism Dick Taverne > bit.ly/1sHyomd





ReviewsReview,,from,,previous,,edition,,There,,is,,much,,to,,agree,,with,,and,,even,,to,,admire,,in,,Taverne's,,wide-ranging,,and,,trenchant,,observations.'Nature,,Publishing,,GroupMomentous,,stuff.'British,,Medical,,JournalAdmirable,,new,,book.'GuardianIn,,his,,trenchant,,way,,,Dick,,Taverne,,does,,his,,readers,,a,,service,,by,,summarizing,,a,,case,,for,,science.'TLSAnimal-rights,,,,activists,,,,force,,,,universities,,,,to,,,,shut,,,,down,,,,laboratories,,,,that,,,,do,,,,crucial,,,,researchThey,,,demonise,,,scientists,,,as,,,profit-oriented,,,and,,,materialistic,,,,feeding,,,their,,,arguments,,,on,,,the,,,fears,,,and,,,ignorance,,,of,,,the,,,publicSuch,,twaddle,,could,,never,,,of,,course,,,be,,taken,,seriously,,,let,,alone,,published,,in,,a,,learned,,journalHe,,,,considers,,,,in,,,,turn,,,,the,,,,rise,,,,of,,,,pseudo-medicines,,,,,the,,,,opposition,,,,to,,,,GM,,,,crops,,,,,the,,,,fashion,,,,for,,,,organic,,,,products,,,,and,,,,the,,,,critiques,,,,of,,,,globalisation,,,,,lays,,,,bare,,,,the,,,,unscientific,,,,arguments,,,,(and,,,,sometimes,,,,even,,,,factual,,,,untruths),,,,used,,,,by,,,,the,,,,more,,,,vociferous,,,,activists,,,,,non-governmental,,,,organisations,,,,and,,,,media,,,,,and,,,,denounces,,,,their,,,,growing,,,,influenceFigure,,,,1Dick,,,,TaverneOxford,,,,University,,,,Press,,,,,18.99,,,,,pp,,,,310,,,,ISBN,,,,0,,,,19,,,,280485,,,,5Rating:,,,,★★★⋆And,,popular,,or,,political,,control,,over,,the,,research,,that,,scientists,,want,,to,,pursue,,has,,always,,proved,,fatal,,to,,good,,science.​scienceUnavoidably,,,the,,book,,invites,,controversy,,and,,many,,of,,Tavernes,,assertions,,read,,like,,debatable,,personal,,opinions,,rather,,than,,objective,,truths,,derived,,from,,reasonSokal,,,had,,,demonstrated,,,his,,,pointOn,,,,account,,,,of,,,,the,,,,nature,,,,of,,,,science,,,,and,,,,its,,,,reliance,,,,on,,,,evidence,,,,,Taverne,,,,sees,,,,any,,,,attack,,,,on,,,,it,,,,as,,,,an,,,,attack,,,,on,,,,reasonThe,,,,attack,,,,on,,,,science9The,,,,foundations,,,,of,,,,democratic,,,,western,,,,civilisation,,,,are,,,,under,,,,threat,,,,,argues,,,,Dick,,,,TaverneIn,,The,,March,,of,,Unreason,,,Dick,,Taverne,,quotes,,the,,Sokal,,affair,,as,,evidence,,that,,science,,is,,under,,attackIts,,,central,,,thesis,,,,,,that,,,science,,,is,,,not,,,only,,,a,,,body,,,of,,,technical,,,knowledge,,,but,,,,perhaps,,,more,,,importantly,,,,a,,,method,,,of,,,inquiry,,,,,,certainly,,,has,,,the,,,power,,,to,,,inspireTime,,was,,when,,decisions,,on,,what,,was,,to,,be,,done,,to,,and,,for,,patients',,bodies,,were,,matters,,solely,,for,,the,,physician;,,the,,patients',,only,,role,,in,,the,,relationship,,was,,to,,follow,,instructionsHe,,is,,now,,a,,Liberal-Democrat,,peerThere,,are,,no,,related,,titles,,available,,at,,this,,timeScience,,,,Democracy,,,,and,,,the,,,New,,,FundamentalismDiscussing,,,topics,,,such,,,as,,,genetically,,,modified,,,crops,,,and,,,foods,,,,organic,,,farming,,,,the,,,MMR,,,vaccine,,,,environmentalism,,,,the,,,precautionary,,,principle,,,,and,,,the,,,new,,,anti-capitalist,,,and,,,anti-globalization,,,movements,,,,he,,,argues,,,that,,,the,,,rejection,,,of,,,the,,,evidence-based,,,approach,,,nurtures,,,a,,,culture,,,of,,,suspicion,,,,distrust,,,,and,,,cynicism,,,,and,,,leads,,,to,,,dogmatic,,,assertion,,,and,,,intoleranceThe,,,dilution,,,of,,,medical,,,authority,,,has,,,not,,,been,,,an,,,entirely,,,comfortable,,,experience,,,,and,,,is,,,not,,,without,,,certain,,,drawbacks—for,,,patients,,,as,,,well,,,as,,,practitionersIt,,,,furthers,,,,the,,,,University's,,,,objective,,,,of,,,,excellence,,,,in,,,,research,,,,,scholarship,,,,,and,,,,education,,,,by,,,,publishing,,,,worldwide.or,,,,could,,,,it?,,,,The,,,,celebrated,,,,hoax,,,,of,,,,1996,,,,in,,,,which,,,,New,,,,York,,,,physicist,,,,Alan,,,,Sokal,,,,submitted,,,,a,,,,spoof,,,,article,,,,to,,,,the,,,,journal,,,,Social,,,,Text,,,,reveals,,,,otherwiseMore,,,public,,,input,,,into,,,science,,,,he,,,claims,,,,would,,,mean,,,more,,,orthodoxy,,,,more,,,political,,,correctness,,,,and,,,more,,,controlThere,,,are,,,no,,,Instructor/Student,,,Resources,,,available,,,at,,,this,,,timeLikewise,,,the,,adamant,,opponents,,of,,GM,,farming,,and,,globalisation,,sometimes,,fail,,to,,appreciate,,all,,the,,adverse,,consequences,,of,,their,,campaignsIt,,,,may,,,,make,,,,grammatical,,,,sense,,,,,but,,,,it,,,,has,,,,no,,,,meaningIt,,,,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,,,,evidenceBut,,simply,,battening,,down,,the,,hatches,,to,,repel,,each,,and,,every,,boarder,,is,,a,,mite,,too,,simpleThe,,,refusal,,,by,,,some,,,parents,,,to,,,give,,,their,,,child,,,the,,,measles/mumps/rubella,,,vaccine,,,,in,,,the,,,face,,,of,,,evidence,,,of,,,harm,,,,has,,,produced,,,a,,,health,,,risk,,,for,,,society,,,as,,,a,,,wholeThe,,March,,of,,Unreason,,Science,,,Democracy,,,and,,the,,New,,Fundamentalism,,Dick,,Taverne,,Reviews,,and,,Awards,,"There,,is,,much,,to,,agree,,with,,and,,even,,to,,admire,,in,,Taverne's,,wide-ranging,,and,,trenchant,,observations."--Nature,,"From,,,,optimism,,,,to,,,,pessimism2Wilkinson,,,Science,,,Patricia,,,Fara,,,Zhu,,,Rongji,,,Meets,,,the,,,Press,,,Zhu,,,Rongji,,,The,,,History,,,and,,,Future,,,of,,,Bioethics,,,John,,,HMultinational,,,,companies,,,,and,,,,globalization10Lord,,Taverne,,is,,a,,high-profile,,political,,commentator,,,regularlydebating,,issues,,of,,democracy,,and,,science,,in,,the,,broadsheet,,pressLet,,me,,start,,with,,a,,brief,,quote,,,not,,from,,Dick,,Taverne's,,book,,,but,,from,,an,,essay,,unpromisingly,,titled,,“Constructivism,,in,,the,,works,,of,,Gibson”,,by,,(allegedly),,Stephen,,McElwaine,,of,,Harvard,,and,,John,,Geoffrey,,of,,the,,Massachusetts,,Institute,,of,,Technology 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