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Science Under Siege

Balancing Technology and the Environment


Michael Fumento (View Bio)
Hardcover: William Morrow, 1993.

Science Under Siege
Winner of the American Council on Science and Health's "Distinguished Science Journalist of 1993" Award

"This cranky, carefully documented, and frequently funny book should be required reading for concerned citizens and community organizations .... It provides an invaluable rational antidote to the incessant squeal of hype and alarum issuing from our TV sets and news magazines." — Curt Suplee, The Washington Post

"Loudmouth technophobes are far more interested in grabbing a headline, bashing a technology, scaring up a rabble and selling a good show than in drawing a line between good science and bad. An excellent new primer on the subject is Michael Fumento's SCIENCE UNDER SIEGE." — Peter Huber, Forbes

"Ignorance is strength, and a political manifesto in Orwell's 1984. Fumento argues with wit, style, and a fair amount of scholarship that the consumer activists who warn us about thuggery are the very people who are mugging us." — Caroline Richmond, The Lancet (Britain's top medical journal)

"Fumento's new book is a spiky attempt to introduce more intellect into the overemotional popular debate on environmental hazards. A must-read for journalists, SCIENCE UNDER SIEGE offers any reader with a large capacity for detail a lively, well-documented pro-technology perspective on the risks of modern life." — John Wilkes, The Los Angeles Times

"Environmentalists may be outraged but, even so, Fumento sheds light as well as heat." — Kirkus Reviews

"[Michael Fumento] proved to be an accurate forecaster when he argued in his 1990 book, THE MYTH OF HETEROSEXUAL AIDS, that the disease would not make apocalyptic inroads into America's general population. In SCIENCE UNDER SIEGE he debunks such popular scare threats as Alar, dioxin, pesticides, electromagnetic fields, food irradiation and video display terminals, as well as the air-cleansing claims made on behalf of gasoline additives." — Fred Singer, The Wall Street Journal

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