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Published: 30 November 2006

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199205622

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The March of Unreason

Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism

Dick Taverne

  • A controversial and thought-provoking book - showing how emotional and irrational responses against science are actually endangering the benefits of our science and our society.
  • 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.
  • <i>The March of Unreason</i> is a scientific complement to Will Hutton's famous critique of society and politics in Britain, <i>The State We're In</i>, and covers many issues of worldwide importance such as GM crops and the anti-capitalism movement.