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Published: 17 March 2005

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780192804853

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The March of Unreason

Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism

Dick Taverne

  • Controversial and thought-provoking: Taverne argues that emotional and irrational responses have begun to displace public belief in scientific progress, and that this trend risks losing many of the benefits offered by science
  • Wide-ranging: covers topics of international importance such as organic farming, GM crops, environmentalism, the precautionary principle, and the anti-capitalism and anti-globalization movements
  • Authoritative: every section has been thoroughly reviewed and checked by experts from relevant scientific fields
  • Dick Taverne is a high-profile political commentator, regularly debating issues of democracy and science in magazines and the broadsheet press
  • The March of Unreason is a scientific complement to Will Hutton's famous critique of society and politics in Britain, The State We're In, and covers many issues of worldwide importance such as GM crops and the anti-capitalism movement

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