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Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby Gord » Thu May 29, 2014 10:35 pm

Has anyone read this book? It's available as a pdf online somewhere now. Or you can buy it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scared-Death-Chem ... 057807561X

Before I start reading it, I'd like to hear someone else's opinion. I'm not too keen on a few of Entine's previous books (Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're Afraid To Talk About It and Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) which I've been advised to avoid in favour of other better books on their subjects. Apparently Entine has in the past written more about opinions than science.

But still, I've heard Scared to Death: How Chemophobia Threatens Public Health is worth reading just because of its skeptical point of view. And he apparently brings up scientific evidence from experts in this one.
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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby kennyc » Thu May 29, 2014 11:01 pm

I've not heard of this book or this guy, this from Motherjones looks interesting:

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott ... jon-entine

He certainly seems to have 'gotten the word out' on the book many articles penned by himself in a wide raft of magazines....
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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby Gord » Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 am

kennyc wrote:http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/02/atrazine-syngengta-tyrone-hayes-jon-entine

Whoa!

Entine, who describes himself as an "author, think tank scholar, leadership and sustainability consultant, media commentator, and public speaker on the DNA of human behavior"....

Holy crap! I thought he was a journalist!! Padding like that just puts me off.
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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby scrmbldggs » Fri May 30, 2014 3:11 am

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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby Gord » Fri May 30, 2014 3:13 am

scrmbldggs wrote:.

whut?
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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby scrmbldggs » Fri May 30, 2014 3:17 am

Me too.
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Re: Scared to Death by Jon Entine

Postby fromthehills » Fri May 30, 2014 11:23 am

Gord wrote:
kennyc wrote:http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/02/atrazine-syngengta-tyrone-hayes-jon-entine

Whoa!

Entine, who describes himself as an "author, think tank scholar, leadership and sustainability consultant, media commentator, and public speaker on the DNA of human behavior"....

Holy crap! I thought he was a journalist!! Padding like that just puts me off.



People use "DNA" for just about anything. I heard a guy using it to describe motorcycles the other day, but I don't think he claimed to be a think tank scholar.


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