Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word ‘brainwashing’ was coined in the. Brainwashing has ratings and 31 reviews. Shaun said: While Taylor does discuss hardcore brainwashing (think Communist China), its uses, and its poten. Brainwashing, Kathleen Turner’s fascinating and informative voyage through to the subject, Taylor shows the prevalence of brainwashing in the world today.

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Here we see a prime example of that kafhleen of species — a book that is both academic and readable. The topic is a controversial one. Taylor is catholic in her coverage, though — as well as explicit attempts to brainwash by totalitarian military regimes you will find religious cults, advertising and even the apparently innocent activity of education. The book is in three sections.

Few criticisms can be raised here. Also Taylor brainwasuing quite happy to take on some heavyweights for their oversimplifying — you might even say brainwashing — approach in putting across a scientific message.

Altogether a thoughtful, insightful and thoroughly well-written book on a subject that is often mentioned but rarely understood.

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The majority of the time he achieves with a fluid writing style that remains easily readable, though inevitably there are some aspects that are difficult for the readers to get their heads around – and this is certainly true of his latest title Quantum Spacewhich takes on loop quantum gravity.

As Baggott points out, you could easily think that string theory kkathleen the only game in town when it comes to the ultimate challenge in physics, finding a way to unify the currently incompatible general theory of relativity and quantum theory. Between them, these two behemoths of twentieth century physics underlie the vast bulk of physics very well – but they simply can’t be put together.

Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control – Wikipedia

String theory and its big brother M-theory, which as Baggott points out, is not actually a the…. It would be easy to think ‘Surely we don’t need another book on quantum physics.

Don’t be fooled, though – because in Beyond WeirdPhilip Ball has brainwaashing something rare in my experience until Quantum Sense and Nonsense came along. It makes an attempt not to describe quantum physics, but to explain why it is the way it is.

Historically this has rarely happened. It’s true that physicists have come up with various interpretations of quantum physics, but brainwashng are designed as technical mechanisms to bridge the gap between theory and the world as we see it, rather than explanations that would make sense to the ordinary reader.



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