Science vs. Superstition

The Case for a New Scientific Enlightenment

The Policy Exchange

An important and well-argued call to reason by eminent scientists.
Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
University of Buckingham Press
Editor :
Oliver Marc Hartwich, James Panton
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ISBN : 9780955190988

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Where will humanity end up? Announcing the publication of the most important critical thinking in the conflict between science and the return to the false notion of traditional thinking. If the attack on science continues it will endanger the very foundations of the social economic and cultural success of the past three centuries, and the enemies of the future will be those people who have given up on the very principles on which the enlightenment is founded, preferring mysticism to rationality, ideology to evidence and superstition to science. In a collection of essays, Science vs Superstition, challenges the common belief that in todays world there is no such thing as progress which is not dangerous, or at least questionable. While many people seem to have lost the vision of a better tomorrow, the authors of Science vs Superstition believe that it is time to make the case for a more positive attitude towards the future - a future that is made brighter through science.

About The Author

THE POLICY EXCHANGE is an independent think tank whose mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas which will foster a free society based on strong communities, personal freedom, limited government, national self-confidence and an enterprise culture.

JAMES PANTON is lecturer in politics at St John’s College, University of Oxford. He is co-founder of The Manifesto Club (, an organisation launched in January 2006 to develop an enlightened, free-spirited and humanist alternative to the political malaise in contemporary society. He is co-convenor of The Battle of Ideas, an annual festival social, political, scientific, academic and cultural debate; and was a founder member of Pro-Test, the Oxford based campaign in defence of vivisection. James’s academic work is on the recent history and contemporary context of social and political thought, especially in to ideas of politics, democracy and rights. He is the author of a number of academic articles on politics, education and 21st century intellectual life, and he writes and comments regularly in the media on issues around vivisection, politics and education.

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