Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Into the Wild

Bad Science Read Online Free - Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science. When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an 'Aqua Detox' footbath, releasing her toxins into the water, turning it brown, he thought he'd try the same at home. 'Like some kind of Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General', using his girlfriend's Barbie doll, he gently passed an electrical current through the warm salt water. It turned brown. In his words: 'before my very eyes, the world's first Detox Barbie was sat, with her feet in a pool of brown sludge, purged of a weekend's immorality.' Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the Bad Science column in the Guardian. His book is about all the 'bad science' we are constantly bombarded with in the media and in advertising. At a time when science is used to prove everything and nothing, everyone has their own 'bad science' moments from the useless pie-chart on the back of cereal packets to the use of the word 'visibly' in cosmetics ads.

Title : Bad Science
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ISBN : 0007240198
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 338 pages


Trevor rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2015

So, you are about to tuck into a lentil burger with chia seed extract for that omega three boast you know your body has been crying out for since your last detox, especially since you aren’t completely sure if the cannabis oil you’ve been baking into your gluten free cookies has given you indiges...

Mohammed-Makram rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2017

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Petra X rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2016

10-star book Edit - I have edited the review as the book is now available in the US. Truly a worthwhile read, one up for us against big Pharma! Until recently this book was not available in the US as books that attack big Pharma, alternative medicine gurus (especially the tv variety) and sacred co...

David rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2015

This is a marvelous book about people getting science--mostly medical and nutritional science--really really wrong. I was struck by an amazing coincidence from the very first page. Just two weeks before I read this book, a friend described to me the foot bath that he had undergone, exactly as des...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

December 17, 2015

This book is both fascinating and frustrating, and illustrates that the only way to get the real info on anything is to be a scientist. Data scientist, research scientist, medical scientist, science scientist, mad scientist... But the good news is that one doesn't need to be a PROFESSIONAL scient...

Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

April 12, 2011

Beads that sparkle like a prism, snake oil for your rheumatism, Calico and gingham for the girls. Cast your eye on Dr. Borer’s patent-pending hair restorer, guaranteed to grow hair on a billiard ball Hands up who doesn't recognise which gender-bending musical those portentous words emanate from ? Oka...

Lena rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2011

Ben Goldacre is a man with a mission. A UK doctor who writes a column for the Guardian, he'd like it very much if people would stop making their health decisions on the basis of crap science. Unfortunately, there is an awful lot of crap science out there. So Goldacre does his best to educate peopl...

Paul rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2016

This book has some important lessons to impart and, as loathe as I am to tell anybody what they should or shouldn't read, this is one of the few books I wish could be made compulsory reading. Goldacre writes with passion about subjects that are clearly important to him and yet still manages to wri...

Tania rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 08, 2017

I wish that I could give this book 4 stars. I tell you what, I give the idea for this book 4 stars. Unfortunately though, the execution wasn't so fantastic. That said, I do think that anyone interested in the way that the media are able to influence public opinion about serious matters, and in th...

Jim rated it ★★★★★

December 24, 2014

I knew there was a lot of bad science & horrible media coverage out there, but I had no idea just how bad. This isn't a book just about that, though. While Goldacre does give some very good examples, he spends a lot of time teaching the reader how to spot bad science specifically in the field...

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