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Book Synopsis The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory by : Henry H. Bauer
Download or read book The Origin, Persistence and Failings of HIV/AIDS Theory written by Henry H. Bauer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2007-04-25 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This work challenges the belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Among the many topics explored are the failings of HIV testing, statistical evidence that HIV is not a sexually transmitted disease, and problems caused by the differing diagnostic criteria for AIDS around the world"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book HIV/AIDS written by Kathy S. Stolley and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history, symptoms, prevention, and current issues surrounding HIV and AIDS are discussed, along with a focus on special populations struggling with the disease. * 10 illustrations
Download or read book Denying AIDS written by Seth C. Kalichman and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2009-01-16 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paralleling the discovery of HIV and the rise of the AIDS pandemic, a flock of naysayers has dedicated itself to replacing genuine knowledge with destructive misinformation—and spreading from the fringe to the mainstream media and the think tank. Now from the editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior comes a bold exposé of the scientific and sociopolitical forces involved in this toxic evasion. Denying AIDS traces the origins of AIDS dissidents disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic and delves into the psychology and politics of the current denial movement in its various incarnations. Seth Kalichman focuses not on the “difficult” or doubting patient, but on organized, widespread forms of denial (including the idea that HIV itself is a myth and HIV treatments are poison) and the junk science, faulty logic, conspiracy theories, and larger forces of homophobia and racism that fuel them. The malignant results of AIDS denial can be seen in those individuals who refuse to be tested, ignore their diagnoses, or reject the treatments that could save their lives. Instead of ignoring these currents, asserts Kalichman, science has a duty to counter them. Among the topics covered: Why AIDS denialism endures, and why science must understand it. Pioneer virus HIV researcher Peter Duesberg’s role in AIDS denialism. Flawed immunological, virological, and pharmacological pseudoscience studies that are central to texts of denialism. The social conservative agenda and the politics of AIDS denial, from the courts to the White House. The impact of HIV misinformation on public health in South Africa. Fighting fiction with reality: anti-denialism and the scientific community. For anyone affected by, interested in, or working with researchers in HIV/AIDS, and public health professionals in general, the insight and vision of Denying AIDS will inspire outrage, discussion, and ultimately action. See http://denyingaids.blogspot.com/ for more information.
Book Synopsis Viral Mothers by : Bernice L. Hausman
Download or read book Viral Mothers written by Bernice L. Hausman and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sheds light on the complex cultural politics that surround the promotion of breastfeeding at a time of global health crises
Book Synopsis The Viruses and Microbes Within Our Bodies by : James B. Hudson
Download or read book The Viruses and Microbes Within Our Bodies written by James B. Hudson and published by Outskirts Press. This book was released on 2013-06-28 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in an age of paranoia, bombarded daily by the media about the dangers of infectious microbes and viruses that threaten our very existence. The pharmaceutical and biotech industries insist that we are in a continuous state of war with our microbes and we have to protect ourselves with their elaborate weapons of microbial destruction. But do we really need them? Each of our bodies is teeming with trillions of microbes and viruses. Many of them are normal lifetime residents that do us no harm. In fact, some of them are essential to our health. Microbes and viruses were on the planet long before humans appeared, and we must learn to live in harmony with them. Professor Hudson takes us on a fascinating journey into the world of microbes and viruses, and puts things into perspective in a nontechnical, lighthearted exploration of this amazing microcosm within us all.
Book Synopsis Pseudoscience by : Allison B. Kaufman
Download or read book Pseudoscience written by Allison B. Kaufman and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2019-03-12 with total page 537 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Case studies, personal accounts, and analysis show how to recognize and combat pseudoscience in a post-truth world. In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed experts get their expertise from Google, how can the average person distinguish real science from fake? This book examines pseudoscience from a variety of perspectives, through case studies, analysis, and personal accounts that show how to recognize pseudoscience, why it is so widely accepted, and how to advocate for real science. Contributors examine the basics of pseudoscience, including issues of cognitive bias; the costs of pseudoscience, with accounts of naturopathy and logical fallacies in the anti-vaccination movement; perceptions of scientific soundness; the mainstream presence of “integrative medicine,” hypnosis, and parapsychology; and the use of case studies and new media in science advocacy. Contributors David Ball, Paul Joseph Barnett, Jeffrey Beall, Mark Benisz, Fernando Blanco, Ron Dumont, Stacy Ellenberg, Kevin M. Folta, Christopher French, Ashwin Gautam, Dennis M. Gorman, David H. Gorski, David K. Hecht, Britt Marie Hermes, Clyde F. Herreid, Jonathan Howard, Seth C. Kalichman, Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair, Arnold Kozak, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Emilio Lobato, Steven Lynn, Adam Marcus, Helena Matute, Ivan Oransky, Chad Orzel, Dorit Reiss, Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, Kavin Senapathy, Dean Keith Simonton, Indre Viskontas, John O. Willis, Corrine Zimmerman
Book Synopsis Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality by : Jerrold S. Greenberg
Download or read book Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality written by Jerrold S. Greenberg and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2010-03-10 with total page 788 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, Fourth Edition addresses all aspects of sexuality—biological, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural—and presents the information both factually and impartially.Throughout the text, students will find an emphasis on health and well-being based on the assumption that we are all sexual beings and that sexuality should be viewed in its totality. Students are encouraged to explore the varied dimensions of human sexuality and see how each affects their own personal sexuality, sexual health, and sexual responsibility. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Book Synopsis Science Is Not What You Think by : Henry H. Bauer
Download or read book Science Is Not What You Think written by Henry H. Bauer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses the ways in which science, the touchstone of reliable knowledge in modern society, changed dramatically in the second half of the 20th century, becoming less trustworthy through conflicts of interest and excessive competitiveness. Fraud became common enough that organized efforts to combat it now include a federal Office of Research Integrity. Competent minority opinions are sometimes thereby suppressed, with the result that policy makers, the media and the public are presented with biased or incomplete information. Evidence tending to challenge established theories is sometimes rejected without addressing its substance. While most would agree in the abstract that science can go wrong, few would consider--despite interesting contrary evidence--that official consensus about the origins of the universe or the causes of global warming might be mistaken.
Book Synopsis The Crisis of the Human Sciences by : Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Download or read book The Crisis of the Human Sciences written by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-09-22 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Centralization and over-professionalization can lead to the disappearance of a critical environment capable of linking the human sciences to the “real world.” The authors of this volume suggest that the humanities need to operate in a concrete cultural environment able to influence procedures on a hic et nunc basis, and that they should not entirely depend on normative criteria whose function is often to hide ignorance behind a pretentious veil of value-neutral objectivity. In sociology, the growth of scientism has fragmented ethical categories and distorted discourse between our inner and outer selves, while philosophy is suffering from an empty professionalism current in many philosophy departments in industrialized and developing countries where boring, ahistorical, and nonpolitical exercises are justified through appeals to false excellence. In all branches of the humanities, absurd evaluation processes foster similar tendencies as they create a sterile atmosphere and prevent interdisciplinarity and creativity. Technicization of theory plays into the hands of technocrats. The authors offer a broad range of approaches and interpretations, reaching from philosophy of education to the re-evaluation of business models for universities.
Book Synopsis Propaganda in the Helping Professions by : Eileen Gambrill
Download or read book Propaganda in the Helping Professions written by Eileen Gambrill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-02-20 with total page 581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This incisive look at how propaganda has infiltrated the helping professions is essential reading for social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals, and is an excellent supplement to courses on critical thinking and introduction to practice.
Download or read book Integrated Science written by Nima Rezaei and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-06-16 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Integrated Science: Science without Borders” is the first volume of the INTEGRATED SCIENCE Book series, aiming to publish the results of the most updated ideas and reviews in transdisciplinary fields and to highlight the integration of discrete disciplines, including formal sciences, physical-chemical sciences and engineering, biological sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. This volume primarily focuses on the research involving the integration of two or more academic fields offering an innovative, borderless view, which is one of the main focuses of the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN). The whole world is suffering from complex problems; these are borderless problems; thus, a borderless solution could merely solve such complex issues. Transdisciplinarity is a domain, that researchers work jointly, using a shared conceptual framework, drawing together disciplinary-specific theories, concepts, and approaches to address common problems. Lack of confidence, lack of expertise, complexities of healthcare, the confusing nature of healthcare environments, and lack of organization and standardization are the obstacles of successful scientific communication. Consequently, this book provides an overview of the essential elements of transdisciplinary studies and integrated science. The unique aspect of this book -privileging it from other books- is covering all aspects of science as harmonies of a single symphony.
Book Synopsis You Are Still Being Lied To by : Russ Kick
Download or read book You Are Still Being Lied To written by Russ Kick and published by Red Wheel Weiser. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised and updated edition of the classic myth-busting anthology shines a harsh light on the disinformation of government, mass media and more. In 2001, Russ Kick’s You Are Being Lied To became a cultural phenomenon, spreading the eye-opening insights of writers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom and others to the masses. Now Kick returns with You Are STILL Being Lied To, a thoroughly updated edition that contains more than a dozen all-new essays from contributors like Norman Solomon, Graham Hancock, Alex Jones, John Major Jenkins, Robert Bauval, Richard DeGrandpre, Alexandra Bruce, John Hogue, Gregory Davis, and Scott Creighton. These outspoken authors tackle topics ranging from the misleading marketing of antidepressants to the truth about the North American Union, media consolidation, and the New Thought movement. This massive collection dismantles the distortions, myths, and outright lies propagated by the government, the media, corporations, organized religion, the scientific establishment, and others who want to keep the truth from us. An unprecedented group of researchers including Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Howard Bloom, Sydney Schanberg, Michael Parenti, Riane Eisler, Jim Marrs, and many others reveal how crucial stories are suppressed, real dangers are down-played, and nonexistent dangers are trumpeted in a world where you are still being lied to.
Book Synopsis Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals by : Eileen Gambrill
Download or read book Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals written by Eileen Gambrill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-03-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critical thinking values, knowledge, and skills are integral to evidence-based practice in the helping professions. Practitioners must be able to think clearly, on a daily basis, about decisions that may change their clients' lives. Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals, 3rd Edition, is designed to engage readers as active participants in honing their critical thinking skills, mastering a coherent decision-making process, and integrating the evidence-based practice process into their work with clients. In this interactive skills-based workbook, 37 hands-on exercises offer rich opportunities for students in professional education programs to learn how to make informed decisions. Unique material exploring the use of propaganda in advertising and discussing the research on judgment and problem solving highlight the connection between critical thinking and evidence-based practice. For students in social work, nursing, counseling, and psychology, this new edition of a unique workbook is a fun and thought-provoking way to sharpen and maximize their decision-making skills so that they can provide their clients with the best care possible. * Fun, interactive exercises emphasize learning by doing * Integrates research and practice, practice and policy, and critical thinking and evidence-based practice * Helps readers to recognize how to recognize propaganda, avoid pitfalls in decision making, critically appraise research, and improve their practice * Ideal for graduate and undergraduate courses in research and practice
Book Synopsis Social Work Practice by : Eileen Gambrill
Download or read book Social Work Practice written by Eileen Gambrill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-on introduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, it helps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners.
Book Synopsis Toward Secession by : Richard Kostelanetz
Download or read book Toward Secession written by Richard Kostelanetz and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The impossibly prolific cultural critic offers a rich second volume of collected political essays, ranging from the title effort to further assaults on power and privilege in a vast array of topics, including: Bush, 9/11, the Middle East, terrorism, pedophilia, Noam Chomsky, Jane Jacobs, Alexander Cockburn, Christopher Hitchens, Norman O. Brown, Ayn Rand, Frank Zappa, George Orwell, Karl Hess, and Fidel Castro.
Book Synopsis Paolo Mantegazza e l'Evoluzionismo in Italia. Nuova edizione by : Walter Pasini
Download or read book Paolo Mantegazza e l'Evoluzionismo in Italia. Nuova edizione written by Walter Pasini and published by Firenze University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An eclectic figure - a scientist, novelist, anthropologist, politician and man of his time - Paolo Mantegazza (1831-1910) played a leading role in Italian society and the cultural scene of the late nineteenth century, even if historic events then partially eclipsed his memory. The retrieval and valorisation of the legacy of Mantegazza were the focus of the meetings that were held in the main sites connected with his life (Monza, Florence, Lerici) at which academics in different disciplines exchanged notes on various aspects, some even little known, of his multifaceted activity. This book brings together a selection of the most significant works presented on these occasions. They represent pieces in a complex puzzle which brings fully to light the great variety of interests and curiosities of the man, and the profound methodological rigour that guided his entire scientific production and is today the most evident sign of his contemporary relevance.