Denialism

The other day I mentioned “civilization denialism.” This got me thinking: what other kinds of denialism exist?

Turns out there is a wikipedia page on it! They mention: HIV/AIDS denialism (denying that HIV causes AIDS); science denialism; climate change denialism; and holocaust denialism.

The common theme is ideology-driven denial of something that is well-established.

All have plenty of hits on google and google scholar – hundreds of thousands to millions.

I would like to suggest that there are also other denialisms. Here are some nominations:

  • Civilization denialism: the denial that civilizations exist
  • Human nature denialism: the denial that human nature exists
  • Sex-difference denialism: the denial of average differences between the sexes

These each have very few matches on google, and none on google scholar.

Perhaps there are others too.

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