Bad Science

Author: Ben Goldacre
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007283199
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 2980
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.

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk

How to Tell the Difference
Author: Peter Daempfle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144221726X
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 9942
We are constantly bombarded with breaking scientific news in the media, but we are almost never provided with enough information to assess the truth of these claims. This book teaches readers how to think like a scientist to question claims like these more critically.

Rethinking Psychology

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience
Author: Brian Hughes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137303956
Category: Science
Page: 296
View: 5695
Balancing readability with intellectual rigour, this is an essential guide to the complex relationship between psychology, science, and pseudoscience. Unique in its focus on the philosophy of science within psychology, it critiques controversial practices and challenges the biases which threaten academic rigour within the field.

Bad science

the short life and weird times of cold fusion
Author: Gary Taubes
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: Science
Page: 503
View: 6505
A science journalist brings to life one of the greatest scientific frauds of our times with the story of the two obscure researchers who claimed to have discovered a clean, no-fuss method for harnessing the energy of a hydrogen bomb. 20,000 first printing.

Forensics Under Fire

Are Bad Science and Dueling Experts Corrupting Criminal Justice?
Author: Jim Fisher
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813544246
Category: Law
Page: 344
View: 8346
Television shows like CSI, Forensic Files, and The New Detectives make it look so easy. A crime-scene photographer snaps photographs, a fingerprint technician examines a gun, uniformed officers seal off a house while detectives gather hair and blood samples, placing them carefully into separate evidence containers. In a crime laboratory, a suspect's hands are meticulously examined for gunshot residue. An autopsy is performed in order to determine range and angle of the gunshot and time-of-death evidence. Dozens of tests and analyses are performed and cross-referenced. A conviction is made. Another crime is solved. The credits roll. The American public has become captivated by success stories like this one with their satisfyingly definitive conclusions, all made possible because of the wonders of forensic science. Unfortunately, however, popular television dramas do not represent the way most homicide cases in the United States are actually handled. Crime scenes are not always protected from contamination; physical evidence is often packaged improperly, lost, or left unaccounted for; forensic experts are not always consulted; and mistakes and omissions on the autopsy table frequently cut investigations short or send detectives down the wrong investigative path. In Forensics Under Fire, Jim Fisher makes a compelling case that these and other problems in the practice of forensic science allow offenders to escape justice and can also lead to the imprisonment of innocent people. Bringing together examples from a host of high-profile criminal cases and familiar figures, such as the JonBenet Ramsey case and Dr. Henry Lee who presented physical evidence in the O. J. Simpson trial, along with many lesser known but fascinating stories, Fisher presents daunting evidence that forensic science has a long way to go before it lives up to its potential and the public's expectations.

Bad Science

A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories
Author: Linda Zimmermann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979900242
Category: Errors, Scientific
Page: 224
View: 5772
Winner of the 2011 Silver Medal for Humor in the Independent Publishers Awards! "Bad Science" takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, and secret testing on people. The history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud,and ignorance on a massive scale, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!

The Bad Science and Bad Policy of Obama's Global Warming Agenda

Author: Roy W. Spencer
ISBN: 1458730433
Page: 38
View: 1840
As the U.N. moves closer to a new global warming treaty, it is time to examine the calls for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The health and welfare of humanity has benefited from access to fossil fuels, and any drastic move to limit that access must have extraordinary evidence to support it. While alternative energy technologies will increasingly be relied upon in the face of dwindling fossil fuel supplies, leading climate researcher Dr. Roy W. Spencer argues that the free market is the best mechanism for solving the problem. In addition, Dr. Spencer addresses the new science that suggests that our modern fears of anthropogenic global warming might well be unfounded, because the climate system itself might be responsible for causing what is now known as '' climate change. ''

Climate Confusion

How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor
Author: Roy W. Spencer
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594033455
Category: Political Science
Page: 191
View: 8463
The current frenzy over global warming has galvanized the public and cost taxpayers billons of dollars in federal expenditures for climate research. It has spawned Hollywood blockbusters and inspired major political movements. It has given a higher calling to celebrities and built a lucrative industry for scores of eager scientists. In short, ending climate change has become a national crusade. And yet, despite this dominant and sprawling campaign, the facts behind global warming remain as confounding as ever. In Climate Confusion, distinguished climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer observes that our obsession with global warming has only clouded the issue. Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man’s role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community. The reasons, Spencer explains, are numerous: biases in governmental funding of scientific research, our misconceptions about science and basic economics, even our religious beliefs and worldviews. From Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio, the climate change industry has given a platform to leading figures from all walks of life, as pandering politicians, demagogues and biased scientists forge a self-interested movement whose proposed policy initiatives could ultimately devastate the economies of those developing countries they purport to aid. Climate Confusion is a much needed wake up call for all of us on planet earth. Dr. Spencer’s clear-eyed approach, combined with his sharp wit and intellect, brings transparency and levity to the issue of global warming, as he takes on wrong-headed attitudes and misguided beliefs that have led to our state of panic. Climate Confusion lifts the shroud of mystery that has hovered here for far too long and offers an end to this frenzy of misinformation in our lives.

The Angry Chef

Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
Author: Anthony Warner
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786072173
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 9311
Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There’s GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science? Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioural economists, food scientists and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant. At the end of it all you’ll have the tools to spot pseudoscience for yourself and the Angry Chef will be off for a nice cup of tea – and it will have two sugars in it, thank you very much.

Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis

How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis
Author: Stuart L Kaplan M.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381356
Category: Psychology
Page: 184
View: 7999
An eminent child psychiatrist provides an insider's, whistle-blowing perspective on the promotion of a diagnostic entity that does not exist. • Arresting case histories • A reference section

The Green Bible. Bad Theology, Bad Science

Author: K B Napier
ISBN: 0955990823
Page: N.A
View: 396

Good Stories, Bad Science: A Guide for Journalists to the Health Claims of 'Consumer Activist' Groups

Author: N.A
Publisher: Am Cncl on Science, Health
Page: N.A
View: 3525

Die Wissenschaftslüge

Wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler das Leben schwer machen
Author: Ben Goldacre
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104003033
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
View: 7470
Der große Sachbuch-Bestseller aus Großbritannien: Endlich wird entlarvt, wie uns Pseudo-Wissenschaftler belügen, um uns Medizin- und Kosmetikprodukte zu verkaufen »Von Zahnärzten empfohlen«.»Von Dermatologen getestet«. Doch mit welchem Ergebnis? Woher wissen wir, ob uns eine medizinische Behandlung hilft? Wie können wir überprüfen, was uns alternative Heilmethoden wie zum Beispiel die Homöopathie versprechen? Und warum glauben kluge, kritische Menschen hanebüchene Dinge, nur weil »die Wissenschaft« sie angeblich bewiesen hat? Ben Goldacre entlarvt mit so viel Witz wie Wissen die zweifelhafte Wissenschaft hinter vermeintlich geprüften und bewiesenen Fakten und zeigt uns, wie wir mit eigenen Mitteln schlechte von guter Wissenschaft unterscheiden können.

Autism's False Prophets

Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
Author: Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023114637X
Category: Medical
Page: 328
View: 9853
"With a new preface by the author"--Cover.

Bad Science in Physical Oceanography

Author: Gabriel Godin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Oceanography
Page: 172
View: 9489

Good science, bad science

teaching evolution in the states
Author: Lawrence S. Lerner
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
Category: Education
Page: 51
View: 509
In the U.S., the teaching to K-12 students of evolution as scientists see it -- particularly biological evolution -- evokes bitter controversy. Many persons object to the teaching of part or all of the facts and theory of evolution in schools. Explains the role of evolution as an principle for all the historical sciences. Recounts the arguments that are advanced against the teaching of evolution and characterizes ways in which states have responded to anti-evolutionist pressures. This state-by-state eval. of the treat. of evolution in science in standards concludes that 19 states do a weak-to-reprehensible job of handling evolution in their science standards. Charts and tables.

Mad in America

Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
Author: Robert Whitaker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786723793
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 6110
Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.

Science on the Web

A Connoisseur’s Guide to Over 500 of the Best, Most Useful, and Most Fun Science Websites
Author: Edward J. Jr. Renehan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475764804
Category: Computers
Page: 382
View: 3685
The World Wide Web is loaded with science and science-related material. For everyone who wants to learn more about this amazing resource, Ed Renehan has compiled this fun and informative guide to what's out there, what's interesting, what's new and who's doing it. Whether your interest is in artificial intelligence, Hubble Space Telescope images, or the latest dinosaur findings, the best sources and how to reach them are right here.

Genetic engineering, dream or nightmare?

the brave new world of bad science and big business
Author: Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher: Salamander Books (PA)
ISBN: 9781858600512
Category: Science
Page: 277
View: 3524
The five facets of GENETIC ENGINEERING: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE include: a simple guide to genetics, its history, principles of biotechnology, how it developed, and how the Third World is being affected by biotech strategies of the West. Dr. Ho warns of the likelihood of genetic catastrophes affecting food and health.