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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MartinBodek - LibraryThing
There are a great many (universally ignored and unread) books on this subject that exist and that I've enjoyed. This particular one stands out for two reasons: 1) The writer has a huge humor-flecked ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimocracy - LibraryThing
The author made some good points and I did learn more about the placebo effect, statistics, and indicators of my own biases. However, a good portion of this book was boring/over my head. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I'm glad I read it. Read full review
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