Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Bad Science

By Ben Goldacre

  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Life Sciences
Score: 4
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From 9 Ratings
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Description

The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist.

We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the b******t, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Witty and engaging

    5
    By family arbuckle
    I love this book. The author is hilarious and teaches us something to boot. You can't ask for more than that.
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    5
    By G12345z
    This is a must read. Every student should read this book early in their schooling to help them develop critical thinking skills.

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