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Bad Science by Ben Goldacre Summary

Everyone has their own 'bad science' moments, encompassing everything from the useless pie charts on the back of cereal boxes to the use of the word 'visibly' in cosmetics adverts. Full of spleen, Ben Goldacre takes the reader on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of bad science.

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Bad Science by Linda Zimmermann Summary

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

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The Bad Science and Bad Policy of Obama's Global Warming Agenda by Roy W. Spencer Summary

Discusses the science, economics, and politics of global anthropogenic global warming, and provides evidence to support the author's contention that global warming may not be the result of human activity, but rather the Earth's climate system.

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Bad Science by Gary Taubes Summary

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.

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

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Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk by Peter Daempfle Summary

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.

The Green Bible. Bad Theology, Bad Science

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The Green Bible. Bad Theology, Bad Science by K B Napier Summary

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Rethinking Psychology

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Rethinking Psychology by Brian Hughes Summary

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.

Climate Confusion

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Climate Confusion by Roy W. Spencer Summary

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.

Bad Science in Physical Oceanography

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Bad Science in Physical Oceanography by Gabriel Godin Summary

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Good Science, Bad Science

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Good Science, Bad Science by Lawrence S. Lerner Summary

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.

Genetic Engineering, Dream Or Nightmare?

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Genetic Engineering, Dream Or Nightmare? by Mae-Wan Ho Summary

This volume claims that genetic engineering is inadequately researched technology that is out of control. It aims to show how genetic determinism is at odds with the reality of scientific findings.

Science as Social Knowledge

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Science as Social Knowledge by Helen E. Longino Summary

Conventional wisdom has it that the sciences, properly pursued, constitute a pure, value-free method of obtaining knowledge about the natural world. In light of the social and normative dimensions of many scientific debates, Helen Longino finds that general accounts of scientific methodology cannot support this common belief. Focusing on the notion of evidence, the author argues that a methodology powerful enough to account for theories of any scope and depth is incapable of ruling out the influence of social and cultural values in the very structuring of knowledge. The objectivity of scientific inquiry can nevertheless be maintained, she proposes, by understanding scientific inquiry as a social rather than an individual process. Seeking to open a dialogue between methodologists and social critics of the sciences, Longino develops this concept of "contextual empiricism" in an analysis of research programs that have drawn criticism from feminists. Examining theories of human evolution and of prenatal hormonal determination of "gender-role" behavior, of sex differences in cognition, and of sexual orientation, the author shows how assumptions laden with social values affect the description, presentation, and interpretation of data. In particular, Longino argues that research on the hormonal basis of "sex-differentiated behavior" involves assumptions not only about gender relations but also about human action and agency. She concludes with a discussion of the relation between science, values, and ideology, based on the work of Habermas, Foucault, Keller, and Haraway.

Junk Science

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Junk Science by Dan Agin, Ph.D. Summary

An overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain. During the next thirty years, the American public will suffer from a rampage against reason by special interests in government, commerce, and the faith industry, and the rampage has already begun. In Junk Science, Dan Agin offers a response—a stinging condemnation of the egregious and constant warping of science for ideological gain. In this provocative, wide-ranging, and hard-hitting book, Agin argues from the center that we will pay a heavy price for the follies of people who consciously twist the public's understanding of the real world. In an entertaining but frank tone, Agin separates fact from conveniently "scientific" fiction and exposes the data faking, reality ignoring, fear mongering, and outright lying that contribute to intentionally manufactured public ignorance. Many factions twist scientific data to maintain riches and power, and Agin outs them all in sections like these: --"Buyer Beware" (genetically modified foods, aging, and tobacco companies) --"Medical Follies" (chiropractics, health care, talk therapy) --"Poison and Bombs in the Greenhouse" (pollution, warfare, global warming) --"Religion, Embryos, and Cloning" --"Genes, Behavior, and Race" We already pay a heavy price for many groups' conscious manipulation of the public's understanding of science, and Junk Science arms us with understanding, cutting through the fabric of lies and setting the record straight.

Balthazar Jones et le zoo de la tour

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Balthazar Jones et le zoo de la tour by Julia Stuart Summary

BALTHAZAR JONES est hallebardier de la Reine. Il vit dans la fameuse Tour de Londres avec Hebe, son épouse, et leur tortue âgée de 181 ans. Un jour, Balthazar est chargé d’installer une ménagerie dans la Tour avec tous les animaux offerts à la Reine. La vie prend alors un tour franchement plus compliqué : les pingouins s’échappent, les girafes sont volées et les dragons de Komodo font fuir les visiteurs ! Et pour ne rien arranger, la tortue de la famille disparaît et la femme de Balthazar décide, elle aussi, de faire sa valise... Il est largement temps que Balthazar mette de l'ordre dans sa vie ! Délicieux, tendre et drôle, un roman magique qui reste dans le cœur.

Forensics Under Fire

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Forensics Under Fire by Jim Fisher Summary

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.

Feminism and Philosophy of Science

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Feminism and Philosophy of Science by Elizabeth Potter Summary

Reflecting upon the recent growth of interest in feminist ideas of philosophy of science, this book traces the development of the subject within the confines of feminist philosophy. It is designed to introduce the newcomer to the main ideas that form the subject area with a view to equipping students with all the major arguments and standpoints required to understand this burgeoning area of study. Arranged thematically, the book looks at the spectrum of views that have arisen in the debate. It is broadly arranged into sections dealing with concepts such as the notion of value free-science, values, objectivity, point of view and relativism, but also details the many subsidiary ideas that have sprung from these topics.

Science Tales

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Science Tales by Darryl Cunningham Summary

The first edition of Darryl Cunningham's Science Tales was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the British Comi Awards 'Best Book'. This new edition has been updated to include a clinical exposé of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and its political framework in the UK and USA. A graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Cunningham's essays explode the lies, hoaxes and scams of popular science, debunking media myths and decoding some of today's most fiercely-debated issues: climate change, electroconvulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution, science denialism and, new for this edition, fracking. Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham's clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease.

Global Warming False Alarm

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Global Warming False Alarm by Ralph B. Alexander Summary

This revised edition of Ralph Alexander's 2009 book features approximately 50% new or updated material, including an expanded chapter on alternative explanations to CO2 as the main source of global warming. Newly added sections in the 2nd edition cover temperature tampering by the three major custodians of the world's temperature data, so as to exaggerate the global warming rate; the Climategate scandal; the use of peer review as an alarmist weapon; the neglected influence of the sun on our climate, including the amplification of solar activity by the oceans; heat that is suppposedly hiding in the deep ocean, but can't be found; and more. The new book also describes how the UN's IPCC and other alarmists manipulate climate data, discusses the lack of warming for more than a decade - about which alarmists are in denial, and explains the folly of carbon pricing schemes for regulating CO2. Finally, the author reflects on the reasons that so many people erroneously believe recent climate change comes from human activity, when there's ample evidence to the contrary.