Bad Science (Paperback)
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Bad Science (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/04/2009
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Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind's vexed relationship with all manner of 'toxins'. Along the way, the self-confessed 'Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General' performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll, sees his dead cat become a certified nutritionist and probes the supposed medical qualifications of 'Dr' Gillian McKeith. Full spleen and satire, Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and ultimately alarming journey through the bad science we are fed daily by hacks and quacks.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007284870

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This was recommended to me as I usually enjoy science/health titles. Sadly not this one. I don't think that there's a problem with with Ben's opinions as long as you take them as just that, opinions. I... More

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6th February 2014
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This is a surprisingly difficult book to review as on one hand Goldacre has a point in that much of the science coverage we get in the media is questionable at best and a lot of the experts in non-science fields,... More

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27th February 2015
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Everyone should read this book. I did not think I was particularly gullible, however, it provides some compelling descriptions of how we might be taken in. Highly entertaining and useful reading.

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