Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science (Paperback)Stuart Ritchie (author)
Revealing the fragility of many widely accepted scientific ‘truths’, Richie’s cogent volume demonstrates why our unwavering faith in science may be misplaced.
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize 2021
Medicine, education, psychology, economics - wherever it really matters, we look to science for guidance. But what if science itself can't always be relied on?
In this vital investigation, Stuart Ritchie reveals the disturbing flaws in today's science that undermine our understanding of the world and threaten human lives. With bias, careless mistakes and even outright forgery influencing everything from austerity economics to the anti-vaccination movement, he proposes vital remedies to save and protect science - this most valuable of human endeavours - from itself.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'A desperately important book ... brilliantly exposes the fragility of the science on which lives, livelihoods and our whole society depend ... Required reading for everyone' - Adam Rutherford
'Thrilling ... Ritchie reminds us that another world is possible' - The Times
'Excellent ... we need better science. That's why books like this are so important' - Evening Standard
'Entertaining ... revelatory ... brilliantly highlights the problems in current practices and sets out a path towards new ones' - The Daily Mail
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