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Read online Bad Science.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Bad Science Full of spleen this is a hilarious invigorating and informative journey through the world of i Bad Science i 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 by Ben Goldacre

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Bad Science
Title:Bad Science
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ISBN:0007240198
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Number of Pages:338
Category:Science, Non fiction, Popular science, Medicine, Health
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New st anniversary edition with a new foreword by Ben Goldacre author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma and an afterword by James Ball covering developments in our understanding of irrationality over the last two decades br br Why do doctors army generals high ranking government officials and other people in positions of power make bad decisions that cause harm to others Why do prizes serve no useful function Why are punishments so ineffective Why is interviewing such an unsatisfactory method of selection br br Irrationality is a challenging and thought provoking book that draws on statistical concepts probability theory and a mass of intriguing research to expose the failings of human reasoning judgement and intuition The author explores the inconsistencies of human behaviour and discovers why even the experts find it so hard to make rational and unbiased decisions br br Written with clarity and occasional flashes of wry humour this classic volume is just as relevant today as when it was first written twenty one years ago, The very best journalism from one of Britain s most admired and outspoken science writers author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma In Bad Science Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science In Bad Pharma he put the billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiest most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume, The second edition of Testing Treatments has been extensively revised and updated with a thought provoking chapter on screening explaining why early diagnosis is not always better Other new chapters explore how over regulation of research can work against the best interests of patients and how robust evidence from research can be drawn together to shape the practice of healthcare in ways that allow treatment decisions to be reached jointly by patients and clinicians, Full of spleen this is a hilarious invigorating and informative journey through the world of i Bad Science i 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