Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
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 bullshit, 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.
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As a professor of biology who tries to teach my students a healthy skepticism of science in the media I really appreciate that this book was written and so well received by the general public. I think ... Read full review
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Every once and a while I read a book and think "I should buy this for everyone I know..." This is one of those books. But unlike some of those books, this book is not long and is written to the ... Read full review
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