Writing about Daniel Gardner's The Science of Fear, Evelin Sullivan concludes that "for the sake of our survival, one fear ought to become stronger: that of being afraid of the wrong things."
THE SCIENCE OF FEAR:
Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t—and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger.
By Daniel Gardner. Dutton. 339 pp. $24.95
In the last chapter of his eminently readable exploration of our allegedly dangerous world, Daniel Gardner describes a cemetery in Ontario where a headstone commemorates the six children of one couple...