Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Well my first review (well impression as I read it some time ago) is for a non IT related book, but one I think worthy of mention.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a general interest in science, studies using actual scientific method, and especially if you are like me just generally fed up with the lies and half truths fed to us every day by so called experts.

If like me you get particularly annoyed by the preachings of people like Gillian McKieth you will definitely find this book entertaining as well as interesting as Ben Goldacre pulls no punches in highlighting the issues with their supposed research and qualifications!

The book also covers many areas backed by either incorrect or entirely false science including Homoeopathy, ‘issues’ with the MMR vaccine, and Nutritionism – highlighting just how false and at times harmful fake science can be.

The book will also provide you with great ammunition should you ever struggle with winning arguments on any of these topics with ill informed friends!

A minor downside is that I found the tone of the book to be a bit to ‘preachy’ in places, but getting past that this is a book I wholeheartedly recommend.

K

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