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The Heretics

An incontrovertibly brilliant book by an Esquire contributor.

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When is a fact not a fact? When someone decides that it’s not. This is the credo shared by the people in Esquire contributing editor Will Storr’s new non-fiction book.

There’s John Mackay of Creation Research, who’s on the hunt for empirical evidence of Adam and Eve to disprove all that Darwinian poppycock; and IT executive Paul, who contracted Morgellons (a disease which does not exist); but lest we get carried away smirking at the crazies, Storr also provides a cleverly unsettling essay that reveals the fundamental “neurological illusion” that is the human brain, reminding us that we’re potential crazies, all.

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The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr (Picador) is out now.