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Merchants of Doubt Quotes by Naomi Oreskes

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The U. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

From tobacco to climate change, ‘merchants of doubt’ undermined the science

It describes how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. I was very impressed by the content, detail and citations in the book. Fred Singer. Her claim was based on examining the abstracts of some published papers. Unfortunately, she missed more than 11, papers through an incorrect Internet search.

the authors substantiate the book, namely that doubt can create the Tobacco Strategy. It also presents Ben Santer s dichotomy between capitalism and communism, the introduction postulates that these scientists. Being at odds with the personification of fake news that doubt can.
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Oreskes/Conway’s Merchants of Doubt Draws Extensive Climate Denier Connections

Blinkered by optimism, however, we miss the dark flip side of her observation — that a few fanatics can do immense harm. Conway document how a handful of right-wing ideologues — all scientists — have mis shaped U. Although most of these scientists were influential men in themselves and they are all men , they could not have done as much damage without powerful allies. Whole industries bankrolled their research, sometimes laundering the money through front groups with innocuous names. Think tanks like the George C.

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  1. Chapter 1. ○ Industry took advantage of: ○ 1. Skepticism and doubt in science. Doubt is central in science. Kept pushing boundaries of reasonable doubt. ○ 2.

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