Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
Proof that it is easier to plant a seed of doubt through disinformation and half truths the. Proof something to not be true. Makes a compelling argument that when over ninety percent of scientists stand on one side of a topic the practice of equal time meaning 50% of the time leads to false believes that both sides have as strong arguments as the other. Covers the denial of smoking, second hand smoke, nuclear winter, global warming, and DDT as all risks that have come under attack by this drive to promote agendas over the common good.
It's amazing how people can compromize ethics and priciples to satisfy their ego and profit margins. Even knowing people will die from their actions. What's really surprising is no one is calling these people to account for their lies. This book is a wake-up call for society to stop blindly believing everything you hear in the media. Everyone has an agenda. And that agenda usually has dollar signs attached.
And they're not done yet. My family is going through a similar discovery process regarding a medical procedure. Thousands have died, and the doctors performing the procedure know their patients are going to die, and they're not disclosing the risks. When this breaks wide it's going to be bigger than tobacco.
I highly recommend this book. It's well-paced, fascinating, educational, and packs a serious punch.
This explains a lot of the disinformation I have heard for the last 50 years. The people who have dominated the discussion, and gotten the ink were paid shills of the right wing, rich boys club.
Naomi Oreskes does an in-depth analysis of her subject with dignity and professionalism. She is of exceptional character and credibility.
Amazing how the term "follow the money" can be applied to most anything in politics and daily life.
Getting the hidden details and the covert links.
I have often wondered why people, in particular those responsible for vital decisions, are so slow to take appropriate action. This book made me understand the role of deliberate disinformation, the harm it does, as well as the methods and motivation of its perpetrators. This knowledge is essential to understanding what we are faced with in the world and what we should look out for in our efforts to survive and to help.
Unless you are a rabid tree hugging liberal who believes that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are the salvation of America, this book is a waste of your money.
If your IQ is higher than Velcro shoe laces level, you'll be seriously disappointed by this analysis.
Full Disclosure: I am a libertarian. I enjoy reading books from all sides of the political spectra. I disagree with most of it. But there is a kernel of truth in each side of the argument, and there is much to learn from entertaining ideas different from your own. This book is not that... This book is a diatribe of nonsense; liberal drivel.
No. Maybe another Author. I was hoping to be enlightened, but was disappointed.
Confidence in my beliefs, not the ones promoted in this book.
Evidence given to support the author's belief is anecdotal.
There are definitely mostly good examples and conclusions based on empirical data. But at the end of the book the author makes a statement that people can't perform their own data analysis and it needs to be left to reputable scientists. This is not the scientific way. All data is meant to be objective so anyone may analyze or repeat experiments to prove to themselves what the facts say. Science is the culmination of objective facts leading to provable and disprovable conclusions.