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By Sara E. Gorman

Why perform a little mom and dad refuse to vaccinate their youngsters? Why perform a little maintain weapons at domestic, regardless of medical proof of threat to their family? And why do humans use antibiotics for health problems they cannot very likely alleviate? in terms of wellbeing and fitness, many folks insist that technology is inaccurate, that the proof is incomplete or inconclusive, and that unidentified dangers lurk in every single place to hurt us.

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In Denying to the Grave, Gorman and Gorman discover the psychology of health and wellbeing technological know-how denial. utilizing numerous examples of such denial as try out situations, they suggest seven key rules which can lead Read more...

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This is why we believe the time has come to more fully explore the intricacies of irrational health beliefs and the responses the medical and health communities have employed. This is why we have undertaken to write this book. Elucidating causes of irrational health decisions and what to do about them is not easy, and we certainly do not claim to have all the answers. But it is essential that we try, since we can say, without exaggeration, that these decisions frequently mean the difference between life and death.

This is why we believe the time has come to more fully explore the intricacies of irrational health beliefs and the responses the medical and health communities have employed. This is why we have undertaken to write this book. Elucidating causes of irrational health decisions and what to do about them is not easy, and we certainly do not claim to have all the answers. But it is essential that we try, since we can say, without exaggeration, that these decisions frequently mean the difference between life and death.

Although we frequently criticize the scientific community in this book for treating us as if we were ubiquitously stupid, it is often these conspiracy group leaders who act as if we are all fools. You may detect from the tone we have taken in introducing this subject of conspiracy theories that we find them to be largely misguided at best and dangerous at worst. Indeed, as we review the supposed conspiracies that science deniers invoke to warn us against vaccinating our children, eating GMO-​ based foods, undergoing ECT if we are severely depressed, or shunning nuclear power, it will become clear that in these cases no such conspiracies actually exist.

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