Thursday, July 31, 2008

Book review - Counter Knowledge by Damian Thompson

I get irritated very easily by lazy conspiracy theories and quack medicine. This book provides some decent sociological context to all the mumbo jumbo health stories in the Daily Mail, creationism, pseudo history (ie Dan Brown) and holocaust denial. It's not as fun to read as Francis Wheen's How Mumbo Jumbo Changed the World, but as an intro to a rational stemming of this tidal wave of nonsense, it's alright. Corresponding website is here. 6/10.

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