Don't Get Fooled Again

A Sceptic's Handbook

Richard Wilson
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Turned off by pseudo-science, moral panics, conspiracy theories or 1001 ways to 'discover the inner you'? Sceptics of the world, unite!

Why is it that, time and again, intelligent, educated people end up falling for ideas that turn out to be nonsense? We live in a supposedly rational age, yet crazy notions seem increasingly mainstream. New Age peddlers claim to cure AIDS with vitamin tablets. Media gatekeepers stoke panic and regurgitate corporate press releases in the name of balance. Wild-eyed men in sandwich boards blame it all on the CIA. But while it may be easier than ever for nonsense to spread, it's never been simpler to fight back. Don't Get Fooled Again offers practical tools for cutting through the claptrap and unravelling the spin tackling propaganda, the psychology of deception, pseudo-news, bogus science, the weird cult of 'AIDS reappraisal', numerous conspiracy theories, and much more. Richard Wilson's book is user-friendly, enjoyable, shot through with polemic and argues forcefully for a positive solution. Don't be a cynic, be a sceptic!

Author bio:

Richard Wilson read Philosophy at University College London. His first book, Titanic Express, recounts his search for the truth about the death of his sister Charlotte, who was killed in Burundi in 2000. He now works for a human rights organisation and lives in London with his wife, Heleen.

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781848310520
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: July 2009
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Philosophy