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Bad Science

By Ben Goldacre
  • ISBN Code: : 0771035764
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 304
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The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist. We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

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From Bad Pharma To Bad Science How the Medical Trade, is Destroying Lives, At An Industry Scale Includes: COVID-19 The UN-told Story Part IV Introduction “Great is the power of steady misrepresentation; but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure.” - Charles Darwin, in “Origin of Species”, 1872. “They don’t know. Nobody really knows. This whole thing is a big sham.” - Kary Mullis, Nobel prize in Biochemist 1993. Dedication “To the victims, past and present, rich and poor, of Adulterated Food, Patent Medicines, Compulsory Vaccination, Abuse of Surgery, booze-guzzling, industrial diseases, autocracy of dress, false modesty, sex ignorance, and conventional hypocrisy; to those, who never had a real opportunity to learn the truth, being kept in ignorance through the vicarious and popular channels of misinformation. To those, whose nerves, muscles, bones, marrow, and blood have been converted into dollars, and cents under, the iron heel of commercial greed, in the name of health, science, and benevolence; to those, whose inner and better selves remain crushed and stifled as a result of monotonous, loveless lives, tyrannical and fanatic parents, and uninspiring surroundings in general; to the patient “sons of toil”, who constantly undermine their health and risk their lives, making it possible for us to appreciate art, music, literature, culture, and invention that the genius of human brain has brought forth, yet have for themselves little in return, save fatigue, malnutrition, soul-starvation, anxiety, fear, filth and premature death. To all these victims of our seething, restless, debauching, artificial, and health-wrecking era, impudently labelled “civilized”. I affectionately and hopefully dedicate this book.” - Dr Simon Louis Katzoff, MD, in “Timely Truths on Human Health”, 1921. “The present work is written for the double purpose of correcting error, and imparting truth. Its purpose is not to attack men, nor systems, but simply to state facts by which their pretensions may be judged. ” - Dr Frederick Hollick, MD in “Neuropathy, or The true principles of the art of healing the sick”, 1847. Disclaimer “The content of this Book, is based on research conducted by the members of the Hospitallers Order of the Good News, unless otherwise noted. The information is presented for educational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any so-called “medical” or “psychological” “condition”, nor to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such “conditions”. The information contained herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional. This information is not intended as “medical” advice, but rather a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience. The Hospitallers Order of the Good News, encourages the reader to; “Make your own health Care decisions based on your judgment, and research in partnership with a qualified Health Care Professional.” But be aware of not choosing, the Medical Trade, for Health Science and Medical Science are two different things. These statements have not been evaluated by the so-called Food and Drug Administration, in the USA. The information on this Book is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, by means used by the Medical Trade. As sad it may be, that one is forced to place such a disclaimer, just serves to illustrate the state where the present civilization is at the moment. A civilization founded on lies, has no future, a civilization based on false or fake pretences, has no future, a civilization that follows political correctness is fake by proxy. To sustain the manner of thinking in the present civilization is to sustain a lie. Thus the solution is to establish a New Civilization, based on a New Science. This if Humankind will ever have a chance to progress in this third dimension on Earth. In that the End of Times and the Beginning of a New Era, 2022. CONTENTS Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Medical Trade It's a Big Sham.............................................5 The “Scientific Method”.............................................................6 Missing Clinical Trial Data.........................................................7 Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History 2009.........8 Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History 2012.........9 The Planetary Hospital Predicted by W. D. Hamilton 20 Years Ago.................................................................................................10 The Epidemic that Never Was...................................................11 Yearly World Mortality Rate - Deaths/1000 Inhabitants 2000 to 2020...................................................................................11 Scientific Consensus.................................................................12 We Have this Big Problem of Too Much Medicine..................14 All Diseases are Caused by Chemicals.....................................15 Some of the Things Not Taught At Medical Trade Schools......19 Common Tests & Procedures Aren’t Just Expensive But Can Do More Harm than Good...................................................................20 Adverse Drug Reactions............................................................21 Serious Adverse Reactions Such as Death Have A Higher Rate In Post-Market Applications Compared to the Clinical Trials.......22 The Medical Establishment is a Major Threat to Health...........23 Useless Medical Treatment.......................................................24 Pathogenic Medicine.................................................................24 The Malignant Spread of Medicine...........................................25 The Function of the Medical Trade Diagnosis.......................... 10% of All Deaths Are Due to Medical Error...........................2 Medical Negligence: “You Know It Happens”.........................2 Death From Medical Care Itself................................................2 Yet Activists Aren’t Marching in the Streets Demanding that the Medical Trade be Reformed...........................................................2 Chapter 2 Bad Poisonous Pharma..............................................................2 We Can’t Be 95% Certain This Drug Will Kill You..................3 New Prescription Drugs A Major Health Risk..........................3 Drug Poisoning Deaths in UK – 2018.......................................3 Drug Poisoning Deaths in UK – 2020.......................................3 Dangers in Laboratory Protocols...............................................3 Drugs can Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Many Ways.... Adverse Drug Events................................................................3 The Extent of Under-Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions....3 Drugs With Serious Adverse Effects.........................................3 The Pharmaceutical Industry is Manufacturing Medical Journals Articles...........................................................................................3 The Burden of Harm from Adverse Drug Reactions.................4 The True Answer to Our Most Pressing Health Problems Won't be Found at the Bottom of a Pot of Pills........................................4 105 Drugs That Are More Harmful Than Beneficial................4 Unpredictable Toxicities...........................................................4 Historical Vaccine Safety Concerns..........................................4 Vaccine Scandal in China..........................................................4 Vaccine Scandal in Colombia....................................................4 Covid-19 Vaccines and Hearing Loss and Tinnitus...................4 Horror Stories of Alleged COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries............5 The Modelling Farce.................................................................5 Compulsory Vaccination...........................................................5 Checklist: Physician Approaches to Vaccine Hesitancy............5 Experts Call for Compulsory Vaccination.................................5 The Science Is Settled...............................................................5 The Trojan Horse in Italy..........................................................5 Another Trojan Horse in Italy: Bill Gates To Be Taken Seriously.........................................................................................5 The Vaccine Contracts and the European Union.......................6 This Has Been Done Before in 2009.........................................6 Deadly Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis..........................................6 The Emunctology Statement on Vaccines.................................6 The State of the Nations Health................................................6 Chapter 3 Bad Corrupt Medical Trade Science......................................... The Deceitfulness WHO, Medical Trade, Pharmaceutical Industry, Lies, Conning for Profit................................................. The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine................................ Evidence Based Medicine: The Story....................................... McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.................................... Globalization of Clinical Research.......................................... Neglected Tropical Diseases.................................................... Grand Challenges in Global Health, AKA The Gates Foundation..................................................................................... We Hope COVID-19 Pandemic Will Become A Historical Turning Point................................................................................ McMaster Researchers Leading International Study to Test Widely Available Drugs for COVID-19 Treatment...................... Surprise...Surprise! Ivermectin 0 – Vaccine 1 Who Could Have Guessed?..................................................................................... New Company by McMaster University in Vaccine Manufacturing.............................................................................. University of Maryland, USA.................................................. University of Cambridge, UK.................................................. National Institutes of Health.................................................... Understanding Fever............................................................... Cold Weather Kills 20 Times as Many People as Hot Weather.. Chemical Products of Pathogenic Bacteria.......................... The Nervous Mechanism Controlling the Viscera Engaged in Biochemical Elaboration............................................................ Yellow Fever Virus Farce..................................................... 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The Clinical Use of Honey..................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency............................................................. Vitamin D – 1994.................................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency in Elderly People is a Silent Epidemic.. Vitamin D – 2010................................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency - An Ignored Epidemic....................... Vitamin D – 2012.................................................................. Vitamin D Deficiency: The Silent Epidemic of the Elderly.... Medical Trade Drugs Impacting on Vitamin D Status............ COVID-19 And Vitamin D...................................................... Chapter 5 Aspartame Toxicity................................................................ The Body Burden................................................................... The “Rare Diseases” Farce..................................................... 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High Morbidity from Pneumonia........................................... We Said They Would & They Are!......................................... We Ask................................................................................... For Colds and Influenza........................................................ My Flu Story 1918................................................................ A Study of the Epidemic commonly known as “Spanish Influenza”.................................................................................... Prophylaxis of Infectious Diseases....................................... Is Another “Flu” Epidemic Coming?................................... Experiments to Determine Mode of Spread of Influenza..... And They Were Not Infected................................................ The Common Sense Treatment of Influenza and Bronco-Pneumonia.................................................................................. Why the Poly-Pharmacy; Drugging by Guesswork............... The Crimes of the Medical Trade........................................... Have We Learned Anything................................................ We Knew We Were Right................................................... Alkalis in the Treatment of Influenza.................................. Alkali Treatment Applied to the Acidosis of Epidemic Influenza................................................................................... Influenza Remedies.............................................................. Had Statistics Previous to the Epidemic Justified the Monopoly which Medical Men had in caring for the Health of the Army.... Vaccines Given to Soldiers..................................................... Is “Spanish” Flu Something New?........................................ All Is Not Flu That Frightens................................................ The Cause of Flu - 1918......................................................... Can a Person have Germs and be Healthy?............................. Do Masks Keep Out Germ or Prevent Influenza?................... It Has Been Proven that Influenza is Not Transmitted from Person to Person........................................................................... Do Vaccines Prevent or Serums Cure Influenza?................... Influenza Prescriptions by the Medical Trade........................ Clinical Observations in Various Diseases: Pneumonia......... N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the Treatment of Influenza.......... N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the Treatment of “Covid-19”....... The Role of Season in the Epidemiology of Influenza........... The “New” Long Covid Farce................................................ The Clown Virus of Influenza................................................. The Business of So-Called Science is to Predict..................... 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The Rabies Virus Farce........................................................... Dr Montague R. Leverson, MD, Convicts Prof. Theobald Smith of Error in Claiming that Vaccination Prevents Small Pox: Merits of Belchamp and Pasteur Compared......................................... The Ebola “Virus” Isolation Farce........................................ Coronavirus Isolation Farce.................................................. Again the “Viruses” in Bats Nonsense................................. The Bat “Virus” Transmission Farce.................................... The CDC Confirmed this was a “Virus”............................... Peter Karel Piot...................................................................... In May 2020 Peter Karel Piot Discloses He Has Had COVID-19................................................................................................ The Clown World of the CDC - The Rabies Virus................... Structure of Zika Virus Determined........................................ The Cryo-Electron Microscopy – Farce or Computer Generated Graphics....................................................................................... The Poliovirus Farce............................................................... The 1918 Flu Pandemic........................................................... Swine Flu Pandemic Farce...................................................... The Influenza Epidemic Which Reappeared Among the Troops........................................................................................ Number of Deaths from Influenza and Pneumonia 1918 and 1919.............................................................................................. The Recent Influenza Epidemic Different from 1918 Attack.......................................................................................... Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of 1918–19 Pandemic..................................................................................... Mortality and Case-Fatality Rates High for Young Adults..... The Multiplication of “Viruses”............................................ Isolation of Purified Virus...................................................... Kidney Cells (Coronaviruses)................................................ Genetics.................................................................................. Hypothetical “Viruses” RNA - What causes Virulence?........ The Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Human Sewage in Brazil November 2019............................................................... Wuhan Large Pig Roundworm Virus Identified in Human Faeces......................................................................................... Fecal Specimens Has Great Potential Benefit for More Accurate Screening of Covid-19............................................................... The Virus Sewage Farce........................................................ The PCR Test Farce.............................................................. Pollutants were Significantly Associated with Respiratory Mortality..................................................................................... Germs do Not Cause Disease................................................ Hypothetical “Viruses” DNA - What causes Virulence?....... Metabolic Waste.................................................................... Epidemic Infection from Bacterial Toxaemia....................... The Problem of Infection..................................................... Toxaemia has the Cause of Disease...................................... Respiratory Distress in the Beginning of Winter, and then Again in the Start of Spring....................................................... How Does It Progress........................................................... Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2............ Multi Organ Failure.............................................................. The it “Begins” in China Myth............................................. Virulence Factors.................................................................. The Medical Trade Theory of Virus; Down the Drain.......... The Animal to Human Transmission Farce........................... The Toxicity of Bacteria........................................................ Bacteriogenic Poisons........................................................... All Disease Begins in the Leaky Gut.................................... The Gut Microbiome............................................................. Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States............... Unchallengeable Assertion.................................................... The Beginning of A Lie......................................................... The First Paper Claiming the Existence of a “New Virus” AKA “COVID-19”..................................................................... To Jump to Conclusions From A Clinical Case to the Use of A Single Organism as the Cure of Them All Puts Just Opprobrium on It................................................................................................. The Delta Plus COVID Variant Farce................................... Ectocarpus Siliculosus Virus................................................. What If Viruses Don't Exist?................................................. Sometimes People Don't Want To Hear The Truth Because They Don't Want Their Illusions Destroyed....................................... 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Philanthrocapitalism...................................................................... The Influence of Bill Gates............................................................ The Financial Institutions like Vanguard and Blackrock... Scottish and Southern Energy PLC Top Shareholders........ A Deceptive Construction Why We Must Question The COVID-19 Mortality Statistics.............................................................. Doctors & Scientists Write to EMA Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety.............................................................................................. Pulmonary Embolus............................................................................ Neurological Symptoms Related to the Vaccines................... Neurological Symptoms Related to the Vaccines – Dejavu... Neuropathic Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination....... Health Ministry Warns: Side Effects from Covid-19 Vaccine's......................................................................................................... The Data from the Covid-19 Vaccines.......................................... The Majority of Serious Cases were Vaccinated Patients...... COVID-19 Vaccination Is A Major Risk Factor for Infections in Critically Ill Patients............................................................................... The Covid-19 Pandemic Most Manipulated Event in History Characterized by Official Lies................................................................ Young Woman Dies in Sleep............................................................. Healthy Young People are Dying Suddenly and Unexpectedly.................................................................................................. Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Baffles Doctors........................ Data Suggests Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) Due To Vaccines......................................................................................................... Vaccine-Related Injuries.................................................................. Moderna Vaccine Increases Myocarditis Risk by 44 Times in Young Adults.................................................................................................. Will Pfizer Be Charged for Mislabelling Vaccine Side Effects?............................................................................................................ Young Children Have Extremely Low Risk of Death From COVID.............................................................................................................. CDC Recommends: mRNA Covid Vaccines Should be Given to Babies 6 Months or Older....................................................................... Genetic Molecular Autopsy............................................................... Effects of Vaccines Already Seen In 2014................................... Vaccine Coercion Already Seen In 2015..................................... No Jab, No Pay – 2015......................................................................... Vaccine Coercion Already Seen In 2016...................................... Health Workers and Mandatory Vaccination............................ No Jab, No Job – 2016.......................................................................... The Case for Mandatory Vaccination – November 2019...... Heart Failure 2018 – 2022................................................................ Pfizer and BioNTech Could Make $13 Billion from Covid-19 Vaccine............................................................................................................ Pfizer Contracts..................................................................................... Vaccines Damages Payment Scheme............................................ First UK Person to Get £120,000 Covid Vaccine Payment After Fiance Died From Blood Clot..................................................... First UK Person to Get £120,000 Covid Vaccine Payment After Paralysed by Covid jab............................................................... First People in Canada Approved for Compensation from COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries.................................................................. COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Potential Impact on Fetal and Neonatal Development........................................................................... Spontaneous Abortions After COVID-19 Vaccines................ Attributing Deaths to COVID-19 Vaccines Guide for Medical Practitioners............................................................................................... Doctor's Death After Getting Covid-19 Vaccine in Florida.... 180 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination in India................. 13 Year Old Dies After Second Covid Vaccine in Michigan.. 43 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in UK............................... 13 Year Old Dies After Second Covid Vaccine in Guyana...... 12 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in Germany................. 3 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination Washington.............. 346 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination Spain..................... 3rd Child in Vietnam Dies After Covid Vaccination............... 3 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in Argentina................. 116 Deaths Associated to the Taking of Vaccines Portugal.. 355 Reports of Death Following Vaccination Canada........ 84 Deaths Following Use of the COVID-19 Vaccine UK...... Joe Biden on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5...... Winter of Severe Illness and Death for the Unvaccinated Hospitals Overwhelm............................................................................. 50% People Who Died Where Vaccinated............................... Bye Bye Boris........................................................................................ Boris Johnson Once Promising Leader Ends His Tenure as WEF-Approved ESG-Compliant Marionette.......................... Vaccines Paddler.................................................................................. USD$2.5 Billion Federal Funding went to Moderna the CEO then Received USD$1 Billion............................................................... Global Science Superpower............................................................. Francis Crick Institute....................................................................... Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) - 2021 .............................................................................................................. UK Research and Development Roadmap................................. Radical Plans to Transform NHS Drawn Up by Drug Firms and UK Government................................................................................. UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2017........................... UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2018........................... Role of the NHS................................................................................... John Irving Bell................................................................................... Randox.................................................................................................... UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2019........................... Bill Gates: How to Influence The Scare for “Pandemics”...... 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Cause of Death in the Immunocompromised Vulnerable Groups is Bacterial Pneumonia thus a Mass Epidemic of Bacterial Pneumonia at a time when Antibiotic Prescription rates showed an Unprecedented Decrease in addition to Aggressive Vaccine Challenge............................................................ Deadly Assault Against Vulnerable Groups Which Killed Approximately 1.27 Million Members of the Said Groups....................................................................................................... Index 780 Annex A) - List of Largest Pharmaceutical Settlements. B) – List of Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects. C) – List of $350 Million in Secret Payments to Fauci, Collins, Others at NIH. D) - Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary. E) - An International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness (Council of Europe, European Union). F) - Vaccine Timeline. G) - Fake data, untouchable men and guilty women at ICR London. 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Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder: How Bad Science and Good Public Relations Created the Diagnosis

By Stuart L Kaplan M.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313381356
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Psychology
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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

Bad Astronomy

By Philip C. Plait
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780471422075
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 594
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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up everymisconception on astronomy and space you never knew you sufferedfrom." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editorof The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait,who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science inspace and on Earth. This important contribution to science willrest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy accessthe next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer,Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for ScientificAmerican, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative,useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Verygood science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, JamesRandi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia ofClaims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty andeducational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiraciesthat abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's inthis book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut andauthor of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

Doing Harm

By Maya Dusenbery
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062470817
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 962
  • Pdf File: doing-harm.pdf

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Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Women have been discharged from the emergency room mid-heart attack with a prescription for anti-anxiety meds, while others with autoimmune diseases have been labeled “chronic complainers” for years before being properly diagnosed. Women with endometriosis have been told they are just overreacting to “normal” menstrual cramps, while still others have “contested” illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that, dogged by psychosomatic suspicions, have yet to be fully accepted as “real” diseases by the whole of the profession. An eye-opening read for patients and health care providers alike, Doing Harm shows how women suffer because the medical community knows relatively less about their diseases and bodies and too often doesn’t trust their reports of their symptoms. The research community has neglected conditions that disproportionately affect women and paid little attention to biological differences between the sexes in everything from drug metabolism to the disease factors—even the symptoms of a heart attack. Meanwhile, a long history of viewing women as especially prone to “hysteria” reverberates to the present day, leaving women battling against a stereotype that they’re hypochondriacs whose ailments are likely to be “all in their heads.” Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its sometimes catastrophic consequences, Doing Harm is a rallying wake-up call that will change the way we look at health care for women.

Bad Advice

By Paul A. Offit
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Book Code : 0231546939
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  • Category : Medical
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Science doesn’t speak for itself. Neck-deep in work that can be messy and confounding, and naïve in the ways of public communication, scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter the celebrities, the advocates, the lobbyists, and the funders behind them, who take advantage of scientists’ reluctance to provide easy answers, flooding the media with misleading or incorrect claims about health risks. Amid this onslaught of spurious information, Americans are more confused than ever about what’s good for them and what isn’t. In Bad Advice, Paul A. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the do’s and don’ts of battling misinformation. For the past twenty years, Offit has been on the front lines in the fight for sound science and public heath. Stepping into the media spotlight as few scientists have done—such as being one of the first to speak out against conspiracy theories linking vaccines to autism—he found himself in the crosshairs of powerful groups intent on promoting pseudoscience. Bad Advice discusses science and its adversaries: not just the manias stoked by slick charlatans and their miracle cures but also corrosive, dangerous ideologies such as Holocaust and climate-change denial. Written with wit and passion, Offit’s often humorous guide to taking on quack experts and self-appointed activists is a must-read for any American disturbed by the recent uptick in politicized attacks on science.

The Icepick Surgeon

By Sam Kean
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316496529
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 734
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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t everything, it’s the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the true story of what happens when unfettered ambition pushes otherwise rational men and women to cross the line in the name of science, trampling ethical boundaries and often committing crimes in the process. The Icepick Surgeon masterfully guides the reader across two thousand years of history, beginning with Cleopatra’s dark deeds in ancient Egypt. The book reveals the origins of much of modern science in the transatlantic slave trade of the 1700s, as well as Thomas Edison’s mercenary support of the electric chair and the warped logic of the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But the sins of science aren’t all safely buried in the past. Many of them, Kean reminds us, still affect us today. We can draw direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and connect icepick lobotomies from the 1950s to the contemporary failings of mental-health care. Kean even takes us into the future, when advanced computers and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong. Unflinching, and exhilarating to the last page, The Icepick Surgeon fuses the drama of scientific discovery with the illicit thrill of a true-crime tale. With his trademark wit and precision, Kean shows that, while science has done more good than harm in the world, rogue scientists do exist, and when we sacrifice morals for progress, we often end up with neither.

Can Science Make Sense of Life?

By Sheila Jasanoff
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1509522743
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 411
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Since the discovery of the structure of DNA and the birth of the genetic age, a powerful vocabulary has emerged to express science’s growing command over the matter of life. Armed with knowledge of the code that governs all living things, biology and biotechnology are poised to edit, even rewrite, the texts of life to correct nature’s mistakes. Yet, how far should the capacity to manipulate what life is at the molecular level authorize science to define what life is for? This book looks at flash points in law, politics, ethics, and culture to argue that science’s promises of perfectibility have gone too far. Science may have editorial control over the material elements of life, but it does not supersede the languages of sense-making that have helped define human values across millennia: the meanings of autonomy, integrity, and privacy; the bonds of kinship, family, and society; and the place of humans in nature.

Voodoo Science

By Robert L. Park
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199760853
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 975
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In a time of dazzling scientific progress, how can we separate genuine breakthroughs from the noisy gaggle of false claims? From Deepak Chopra's "quantum alternative to growing old" to unwarranted hype surrounding the International Space Station, Robert Park leads us down the back alleys of fringe science, through the gleaming corridors of Washington power and even into our evolutionary past to search out the origins of voodoo science. Along the way, he offers simple and engaging science lessons, proving that you don't have to be a scientist to spot the fraudulent science that swirls around us. While remaining highly humorous, this hard-hitting account also tallies the cost: the billions spent on worthless therapies, the tax dollars squandered on government projects that are doomed to fail, the investors bilked by schemes that violate the most fundamental laws of nature. But the greatest cost is human: fear of imaginary dangers, reliance on magical cures, and above all, a mistaken view of how the world works. To expose the forces that sustain voodoo science, Park examines the role of the media, the courts, bureaucrats and politicians, as well as the scientific community. Scientists argue that the cure is to raise general scientific literacy. But what exactly should a scientifically literate society know? Park argues that the public does not need a specific knowledge of science so much as a scientific world view--an understanding that we live in an orderly universe governed by natural laws that cannot be circumvented.

The Republican War on Science

By Chris Mooney
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465003869
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Science
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Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since Richard Nixon fired his science advisors. In the White House and Congress today, findings are reported in a politicized manner; spun or distorted to fit the speaker's agenda; or, when they're too inconvenient, ignored entirely. On a broad array of issues-stem cell research, climate change, evolution, sex education, product safety, environmental regulation, and many others-the Bush administration's positions fly in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus. Federal science agencies-once fiercely independent under both Republican and Democratic presidents-are increasingly staffed by political appointees who know industry lobbyists and evangelical activists far better than they know the science. This is not unique to the Bush administration, but it is largely a Republican phenomenon, born of a conservative dislike of environmental, health, and safety regulation, and at the extremes, of evolution and legalized abortion. In The Republican War on Science, Chris Mooney ties together the disparate strands of the attack on science into a compelling and frightening account of our government's increasing unwillingness to distinguish between legitimate research and ideologically driven pseudoscience.

The Science of Good and Evil

By Michael Shermer
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429996757
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Psychology
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From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry (to motivate us to eat) or why sex is enjoyable (to motivate us to procreate), they are now searching for the very nature of humanity. In The Science of Good and Evil, science historian Michael Shermer explores how humans evolved from social primates to moral primates; how and why morality motivates the human animal; and how the foundation of moral principles can be built upon empirical evidence. Along the way he explains the implications of scientific findings for fate and free will, the existence of pure good and pure evil, and the development of early moral sentiments among the first humans. As he closes the divide between science and morality, Shermer draws on stories from the Yanamamö, infamously known as the "fierce people" of the tropical rain forest, to the Stanford studies on jailers' behavior in prisons. The Science of Good and Evil is ultimately a profound look at the moral animal, belief, and the scientific pursuit of truth.

Communicating Science Effectively

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309451051
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 760
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Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific audiences and circumstances are not obvious. Fortunately, there is an expanding science base from diverse disciplines that can support science communicators in making these determinations. Communicating Science Effectively offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere. To inform this research agenda, this publication identifies important influences â€" psychological, economic, political, social, cultural, and media-related â€" on how science related to such issues is understood, perceived, and used.

Good Habits, Bad Habits

By Wendy Wood
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 1250159083
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: good-habits-bad-habits.pdf

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A landmark book about how we form habits, and what we can do with this knowledge to make positive change We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in a meeting; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat, and drink—a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, regardless of their complexity, operate outside of our awareness. We do them automatically. We do them by habit. And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower. We keep turning to our conscious selves, hoping that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail. But what if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to truly reach your goals? Wendy Wood draws on three decades of original research to explain the fascinating science of how we form habits, and offers the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek. A potent mix of neuroscience, case studies, and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible, and above all deeply practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life. By explaining how our brains are wired to respond to rewards, receive cues from our surroundings, and shut down when faced with too much friction, Wood skillfully dissects habit formation, demonstrating how we can take advantage of this knowledge to form better habits. Her clear and incisive work shows why willpower alone is woefully inadequate when we’re working toward building the life we truly want, and offers real hope for those who want to make positive change.

Why Sh*t Happens

By Peter J. Bentley
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  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Book Code : 1605296600
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 299
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Have you ever fallen victim to Murphy's law? Sometimes bad things just happen. In Why Sh*t Happens, esteemed British scientist Peter J. Bentley takes readers on an informative and amusing tour through the least lucky, most accident-prone day of their lives. From sleeping through the alarm clock and burning breakfast to getting caught in the rain and navigating a slippery road, Bentley brilliantly explores disaster and mishap on a molecular level. In the process, he explains the science behind each accident, arming readers with the knowledge to understand what went wrong and how they can steer clear of future harm. Science is respected, trusted, and according to Bentley, largely misunderstood. Why Sh*t Happens urges readers to arm themselves with the power of science in order to better understand the world around them. When a car engine is damaged by the wrong gasoline or a computer is attacked by a virus, science is not to blame, but rather can provide an explanation of what happened. In a text that exudes charm and wit, Bentley reveals the causes behind a wide spectrum of mishaps, including why that razor nick won't stop bleeding, why metal sparks in the microwave, what makes chewing gum stick in hair, and why milk tastes sour when it goes bad. Sh*t will always happen, but now readers will know exactly why. Enter, if you dare, the world of everyday disasters.

Bad Medicine

By Christopher Wanjek
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780471463153
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 381
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"Christopher Wanjek uses a take-no-prisoners approach in debunkingthe outrageous nonsense being heaped on a gullible public in thename of science and medicine. Wanjek writes with clarity, humor,and humanity, and simultaneously informs and entertains." -Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher, Skeptic magazine; monthlycolumnist, Scientific American; author of Why People Believe WeirdThings Prehistoric humans believed cedar ashes and incantations could curea head injury. Ancient Egyptians believed the heart was the centerof thought, the liver produced blood, and the brain cooled thebody. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was a big fan ofbloodletting. Today, we are still plagued by countless medicalmyths and misconceptions. Bad Medicine sets the record straight bydebunking widely held yet incorrect notions of how the body works,from cold cures to vaccination fears. Clear, accessible, and highly entertaining, Bad Medicine dispelssuch medical convictions as: * You only use 10% of your brain: CAT, PET, and MRI scans all provethat there are no inactive regions of the brain . . . not evenduring sleep. * Sitting too close to the TV causes nearsightedness: Your motherwas wrong. Most likely, an already nearsighted child sits close tosee better. * Eating junk food will make your face break out: Acne is caused bydead skin cells, hormones, and bacteria, not from a pizza witheverything on it. * If you don't dress warmly, you'll catch a cold: Cold viruses arethe true and only cause of colds. Protect yourself and the ones you love from bad medicine-the brainyou save may be your own.

Science Fictions

By Stuart Ritchie
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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Book Code : 1250222680
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 428
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An insider’s view of science reveals why many scientific results cannot be relied upon – and how the system can be reformed. Science is how we understand the world. Yet failures in peer review and mistakes in statistics have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless – or, worse, badly misleading. Such errors have distorted our knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, physics, nutrition, education, genetics, economics, and the search for extraterrestrial life. As Science Fictions makes clear, the current system of research funding and publication not only fails to safeguard us from blunders but actively encourages bad science – with sometimes deadly consequences. Stuart Ritchie’s own work challenging an infamous psychology experiment helped spark what is now widely known as the “replication crisis,” the realization that supposed scientific truths are often just plain wrong. Now, he reveals the very human biases, misunderstandings, and deceptions that undermine the scientific endeavor: from contamination in science labs to the secret vaults of failed studies that nobody gets to see; from outright cheating with fake data to the more common, but still ruinous, temptation to exaggerate mediocre results for a shot at scientific fame. Yet Science Fictions is far from a counsel of despair. Rather, it’s a defense of the scientific method against the pressures and perverse incentives that lead scientists to bend the rules. By illustrating the many ways that scientists go wrong, Ritchie gives us the knowledge we need to spot dubious research and points the way to reforms that could make science trustworthy once again.

Culinary Reactions

By Simon Quellen Field
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1569769605
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 179
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When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe, you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful bacteria and fungi. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions, author Simon Quellen Field turns measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls into graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers. How does altering the ratio of flour, sugar, yeast, salt, butter, and water affect how high bread rises? Why is whipped cream made with nitrous oxide rather than the more common carbon dioxide? And why does Hollandaise sauce call for &“clarified&” butter? This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed, including: &· Whipped Creamsicle Topping—a foam &· Cherry Dream Cheese—a protein gel &· Lemonade with Chameleon Eggs—an acid indicator

21 Pounds in 21 Days

By Roni DeLuz,James Hester
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061738166
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 993
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Detox Your Body, Detox Your Life! Detox diets are making news as the quickest, easiest way to shed pounds, boost your energy, and get yourself on a wellness track. One of the key advocates of the health benefits of cleansing detoxes is Roni DeLuz, ND. In 21 Pounds in 21 Days, DeLuz offers three different detox programs, focusing on detoxification through taking antioxidants, fasting, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes. Also included in the book are: Maintenance plans Dozens of easy, delicious recipes Real-life tips An extensive glossary of terms A guide to supplements 21 Pounds in 21 Days isn't just for those looking to lose weight; everyone can benefit from this revolutionary detox diet that results in a clean, refreshed system that functions at its best.

Wrong for the Right Reasons

By Jed Z. Buchwald,A. Franklin
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1402030487
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 976
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The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale.

Fake Science

By Austin Ruse
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1621576140
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 942
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If you listen to any political argument, you're eventually bound to hear something like: "The science is settled on this." Or: "Just look at the statistics!" Or: "There have been studies that say..." You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily mislead by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science.

Merchants of Doubt

By Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 9781608192939
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Science
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The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. Remarkably, the same individuals surface repeatedly-some of the same figures who have claimed that the science of global warming is "not settled" denied the truth of studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, historians of science, roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.

Ethics in Politics

By Emily Crookston,David Killoren,Jonathan Trerise
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317391209
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Philosophy
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Within the field of political philosophy, the role of states, governments, and institutions has dominated research. This has led to a dearth of literature that examines what individuals—e.g., voters, lobbyists, and politicians—ought (or ought not) to do. Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents meets this need, providing a timely discussion of normative questions concerning political agents and the systems in which they act. The book contains eighteen original chapters by leading scholars which cover a range of topics including irrational voting, bribery, partisanship, and political lying. Ethics in Politics is a unique and accessible resource for students, researchers, and all interested readers, and sheds light on important but underexplored issues in ethics and political philosophy.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

By Martin Curd,Stathis Psillos
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135011087
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Philosophy
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers: historical and philosophical context debates concepts the individual sciences. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics that students of philosophy of science need to know - from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more - and contains many helpful features including chapters on individual sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics and psychology), further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter. Expanded and revised throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on Conventionalism, Social Epistemology, Computer Simulation, Thought Experiments, Pseudoscience, Species and Taxonomy, and Cosmology.

Quirkology

By Richard Wiseman
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330526057
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
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Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?

Quirkology

By Richard Wiseman
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465010296
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
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For over twenty years, psychologist Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the oddities of human behavior, explaining the tell-tale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed-dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humor reveals about the innermost workings of his or her mind—all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work. Wiseman's research has involved secretly observing people as they go about their daily business, conducting unusual experiments in art exhibitions and music concerts, and even staging fake séances in allegedly haunted buildings. With thousands of research subjects from all over the world, including enamored couples, unwitting pedestrians, and guileless dinner guests, Wiseman presents a fun, clever, and unexpected picture of the human mind.

The Customization of Science

By S. Fuller,M. Stenmark,U. Zackariasson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137379618
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.

Sociobiology, Sex, and Science

By Harmon R. Holcomb III
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438406940
  • Total of Pages : 478
  • Category : Philosophy
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This book examines sociobiology’s validity and significance, using the sociobiological theory of the evolution of mating and parenting as an example. It identifies and discusses the array of factors that determine sociobiology’s effort to become a science, providing a rare, balanced account—more critical than that of its advocates and more constructive than that of its critics. It sees a role for sociobiology in changing the way we understand the goals of evolutionary biology, the proper way to evaluate emerging sciences, and the deep structure of scientific theories. The book’s premise is that evolutionary biology would not be complete if it did not explain evolutionarily significant social facts about nonhumans and humans. It proposes that explanations should be evaluated in terms of their basis in underlying theories, research programs, and conceptual frameworks.

Bad Psychology

By Robert A. Forde
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1784505056
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Psychology
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For decades the psychological assessment and treatment of offenders has run on invalid and untested programmes. Robert A. Forde exposes the current ineffectiveness of forensic psychology that has for too long been maintained by individual and commercial vested interests, resulting in dangerous prisoners being released on parole, and low risk prisoners being denied it, wasting enormous amounts of public money. Challenging entrenched ideas about the field of psychology as a whole, and how it should be practised in the criminal justice system, the author shows how effective changes can be made for more just decisions, and the better rehabilitation of offenders into society, while significantly reducing the cost to the taxpayer. This is a fearless account calling for a return to scientific evidence in the troubled field of forensic psychology.

The Borderlands of Science

By Michael Shermer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198032722
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Science
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As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science (superstring theory), and just plain nonsense (Big Foot) collide with one another. Shermer argues that science is the best lens through which to view the world, but he recognizes that it's often difficult for most of us to tell where valid science leaves off and borderland science begins. To help us, Shermer looks at a range of topics that put the boundary line in high relief. For instance, he discusses the many "theories of everything" that try to reduce the complexity of the world to a single principle, and shows how most fall into the category of pseudoscience. He examines the work of Darwin and Freud, explaining why one is among the great scientists in history, while the other has become nothing more than a historical curiosity. He also shows how Carl Sagan's life exemplified the struggle we all face to find a balance between being open-minded enough to recognize radical new ideas but not so open-minded that our brains fall out. And finally, he reveals how scientists themselves can be led astray, as seen in the infamous Piltdown Hoax. Michael Shermer's enlightening volume will be a valuable aid to anyone bewildered by the many scientific theories swirling about. It will help us stay grounded in common sense as we try to evaluate everything from SETI and acupuncture to hypnosis and cloning.

Who Rules in Science?

By James Robert Brown
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 9780674028876
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
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What if something as seemingly academic as the so-called science wars were to determine how we live? This eye-opening book reveals how little we've understood about the ongoing pitched battles between the sciences and the humanities--and how much may be at stake. James Brown's starting point is C. P. Snow's famous book, Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, which set the terms for the current debates. But that little book did much more than identify two new, opposing cultures, Brown contends: It also claimed that scientists are better qualified than nonscientists to solve political and social problems. In short, the true significance of Snow's treatise was its focus on the question of who should rule--a question that remains vexing, pressing, and politically explosive today. In Who Rules in Science? Brown takes us through the various engagements in the science wars--from the infamous "Sokal affair" to angry confrontations over the nature of evidence, the possibility of objectivity, and the methods of science--to show how the contested terrain may be science, but the prize is political: Whoever wins the science wars will have an unprecedented influence on how we are governed. Brown provides the most comprehensive and balanced assessment yet of the science wars. He separates the good arguments from the bad, and exposes the underlying message: Science and social justice are inextricably linked. His book is essential reading if we are to understand the forces making and remaking our world. Table of Contents: Preface Acknowledgments 1. Scenes from the Science Wars 2. The Scientific Experience 3. How We Got to Where We Are 4. The Nihilist Wing of Social Constructivism 5. Three Key Terms 6. The Naturalist Wing of Social Constructivism 7. The Role of Reason 8. The Democratization of Science 9. Science with a Social Agenda Afterword Notes Bibliography Index Reviews of this book: Meaty and challenging are the words to describe Brown's treatment of the arguments that go on over the nature and social impact of science. "The battleground in the current round of the science wars," he writes, "is epistemology (What is evidence? Objectivity? Rationality? Could any belief be justified?)...The stakes are political, however; social issues are constantly lurking in the background. How we structure and organize our society is the consequence. Whoever wins the science wars will have an unprecedented influence on how we are governed. Brown, professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, gives a rich and closely reasoned discussion of the issues in the science wars. --Scientific American Reviews of this book: Brown ably takes on many of the claims proffered by the antiscience camp and argues that the logic in those claims is faulty. Brown's engaging style makes accessible complex issues central to the philosophy of science. --Publishers Weekly Reviews of this book: While what has been known as "the science wars" seems to have finally played itself out--not, so much as I can tell, that distrust between the sciences and humanities has been settled, but that interest on the part of spectators has pretty well waned--the issues that animated the debate, and their practical importance in everyday life, may not have been successfully clarified for the general public. James Robert Brown's Who Rules in Science? is the clearest, most accessible book on the subject for the general reader that I have come across during the many years of this bickering. --Tom Bowden, TechDirections Reviews of this book: In Who Rules in Science, James Brown...warns that there's much more at stake here than people realize. This is not just a battle between postmodernist philosophers and working scientists over whether an electron is real or merely a social construction. It's about who gets to define reality, truth and rationality. --Sheilla Jones, Globe and Mail Reviews of this book: The latest and perhaps most comprehensive attempt at rescuing the pro-science "hard" Left from the anti-science cons Left is James Robert Brown's Who Rules in Science. Like Sokal, Chomsky, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, and others he believes that clear thinking is the Left's best weapon, and that good science is a powerful engine of social justice. Thus, constructivism, which undermines the authority of science and reason, is not only wrong-headed but also socially irresponsible. --Kevin Shapiro, Commentary Magazine Reviews of this book: James Brown...details in this very readable book the Great Divide between the humanities and science, and between constructivist and empirically oriented camps...For those who are quite comfortable with the standard approach in science, Who Rules exposes a very unpleasant underbelly of science, in which scientists can be influenced by personal or political motivations. --Keith Harris, Metapsychology Reviews of this book: A close analysis of the 'science wars' examines the link between politics and epistemology. Brown does an admirable job of engaging the general reader in such issues as the role that science plays in creating or changing the social order and the role of social factors in the creating or changing of scientific theories...The author takes readers through a whirlwind course in the philosophy of science in the 20th century, focusing on the concepts of realism, objectivity, and values. He acknowledges that social constructivists are right in seeing social factors at work in science, but he insists that reason and evidence play a dominant role. Brown sees the democratization of science as one of the central themes of the science wars, and he takes the position that when participants are drawn from every affected social group, more objective science will result. He argues that knowledge grows through comparative theory assessment, and that the way to ensure the optimal diversity of rival theories is by having a wide variety of theorists from diverse backgrounds; thus the political act of affirmative action leads to more objective science. Brings the science wars home for the lay reader by identifying the combatants, examining their goals, and exposing the strengths and weaknesses of their arguments. --Kirkus Reviews Reviews of this book: Brown...here provides a cheerful gloss on some philosophical issues arising from the currently fashionable "science wars." The result is a readable survey of the history of the analytic philosophy of science and the sociology of knowledge from positivism to constructivism, with the positions of the usual suspects characterized and criticized. --P. D. Skiff, Choice Reviews of this book: Many readers will finish James Robert Brown's Who Rules in Science? Feeling that this "war" is more than a little phoney...The idea that these two schools are at "war" serves only to deflect attention away from their furtive collaboration. Who Rules in Science? sheds overdue light on this dark and secret liason. --David Hawkes, Times Literary Supplement Reviews of this book: In Who Rules in Science?, philosopher James Robert Brown argues cogently for public accountability for science--and public funding for scientists. He points out that debates about what science is, its control and its funding are not esoteric; they are the essence of the politics of science. --New Scientist This is a wonderful book: funny, learned, intelligent, strong-minded. In a clear and understanding fashion, James Robert Brown introduces us to the battles over the nature of science. He is never afraid to make judgements, yet always with appreciation of people's positions, however extreme. If you read only one book on the "Science Wars," read this. My only regret is that Who Rules in Science? is not longer. --Michael Ruse, Florida State University This book is a lively, engrossing overview of the philosophical and political issues at stake in the current debates about science. Brown doesn't pull any punches in stating his own views, but he always takes care to present fairly even those arguments with which he disagrees. And he's an equal-opportunity debunker: scientists, sociologists and his fellow philosophers all come in for (mostly justified) criticism. --Alan Sokal, co-author of Fashionable Nonsense A breath of commonsense, lucidly and wittily argued. --Robin Dunbar, author of Gossip, Grooming, and the Evolution of Language and The Trouble with Science Who Rules in Science? restores the image of the scientist as a rational actor, capable of generating reliable knowledge and defending the public interest. The book is wonderfully written and should be read as widely as possible. --Ullica Segerstrale, author of Defenders of the Truth

Sparks from the Spirit

By Yongyuth Yuthavong
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351381040
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The sparks from the spirit of science include not only new knowledge but also innovations, the major ingredients of development and sustainability. This book creates an understanding of science and its role in innovation and sustainable development and points out unfilled gaps in human development. It highlights opportunities for societies to overcome obstacles in development. The book is written in an easy-to-understand manner, avoiding technical jargon, and contains case studies, practical examples, and historical perspectives. It is intended for a general, especially young readership and will appeal to those curious about the nature of science and its benefits, together with its possible pitfalls.