You no longer follow Robert

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Robert

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Robert

ratings
1
REVIEWS
1
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
2

  • Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Specter
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter has twice won the Global Health Council’s Excellence in Media Award, as well as the Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In Denialism, he fervently argues that people are turning away from new technologies and engaging in a kind of magical thinking that is hindering scientific progress.

    S says: "A compelling read"
    "Great Thesis - Terrible Argument"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The summary accurately states "...he fervently argues that people are turning away from new technologies and engaging in a kind of magical thinking that is hindering scientific progress." It is unfortunate that the book was not written by someone with a more scientific and focused approach because his theme is so very important to our future. Surely he would admit that ideology, whether it is religious or nationalistic, is a fundamental force in denialism. A good book would have spent more time on that then on a few anti-vaccine crusaders. Where are the chapters on the evolution deniers, climate change deniers, over population deniers, etc. While his thesis is laudable his approach, which can be insulting and demeaning, can do more harm than good. Never before have I started a book in more agreement with an author and ended it more doubtful.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael Specter again?

    perhaps but not likely


    Have you listened to any of Richard Poe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Good performance.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.