In the age of the Internet and social media, separating fact from opinion – and news from fake news – has become a challenge. A new phenomenon, which sociologist Keith Kahn-Harris refers to as “denialism,” has made its way into the public discourse: the use of pseudo-scientific arguments to advance a specific political agenda. If you wonder what motivates people to challenge established scientific consensus, getAbstract believes you will find answers in Kahn-Harris’s enlightening analysis.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “denialism” is,
- What lies behind people’s efforts to uproot scientific truths and
- How best to counter denialist arguments.
About the Author
Keith Kahn-Harris is a London-based sociologist and writer.