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Short Description for Counterknowledge From conspiracy theories to alternative medicine, people are experiencing an epidemic of untrue descriptions of the world. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkins's "The God Delusion" and Sam Harris's "The End of Faith," this work is a defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.
- Published: 08 January 2013
- Format: Hardback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393067699 ISBN 10: 0393067696
- Sales rank: 1,066,169
Full description for Counterknowledge
We are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to alternative medicine, we are all experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. For Damian Thompson, the misinformation industry is wreaking havoc on the once-lauded virtues of science and reason. Unproven theories and spurious claims are forms of "counterknowledge," and, helped by the Internet, they are creating a global generation of misguided adherents who repeat these untruths and lend them credence. Thompson explores our readiness to accept falsehoods and the viral role of technology in spreading quack remedies, pseudo-history, and creationist fanaticism. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion, Sam Harris's The End of Faith, and Christopher Hitchens's God Is Not Great, Counterknowledge is a brilliant defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.