The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters

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Random House, May 10, 2012 - Science - 416 pages

Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its insights and evidence. In The Geek Manifesto Mark Henderson explains why and how we need to entrench scientific thinking more deeply into every aspect of our society. A new movement is gathering. Let's turn it into a force our leaders cannot ignore.
This edition includes an appendix: 'A Geek Manifesto for America' by David Dobbs.

 

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Contents

The Geeks Are Coming
1
Geeklng the Vote
16
Policybased Evidence
45
4 Unfair and Unbalanced 6
69
Gcekonomics
99
ti Science Lessons
125
Doing Science Justice
153
Placebo Politics
183
Geels and Greens
213
References
270
Acknowledgements
311
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Mark Henderson is Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust. Previously he was the Science editor of The Times and a columnist for The Times science magazine, Eureka. In 2011 Mark was awarded the European Best Cancer Reporter Prize and the Royal Statistical Society Prize for statistical excellence in journalism. He has won three awards from the Medical Journalists Association. He remains a regular commentator on science in the press, for television and radio, online, and at live events. He tweets as @markgfh.

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