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Bad Science (Paperback) £3.57 @ Amazon

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Highly Recommended Reading. 'From an expert with a mail-order PhD to debunking the myths of homeopathy, Ben Goldacre talking the reader through some notable cases and shows how to you don't need a… Read More
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7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Highly Recommended Reading.

'From an expert with a mail-order PhD to debunking the myths of homeopathy, Ben Goldacre talking the reader through some notable cases and shows how to you don't need a science degree to spot "bad science" yourself.' Independent (Book of the Year)

'His book aims to teach us better, in the hope that one day we write less nonsense.' Daily Telegraph (Book of the Year)

'For sheer savagery, the illusion-destroying, joyous attack on the self-regarding, know-nothing orthodoxies of the modern middle classes, "Bad Science" can not be beaten. You'll laugh your head off, then throw all those expensive health foods in the bin.'
Trevor Philips, Observer (Book of the Year)

'Unmissable! Laying about himself in a froth of entirely justified indignation, Goldacre slams the mountebanks and bullshitters who misuse science. Few escape: drug companies, self-styled nutritionists, deluded researchers and journalists all get thoroughly duffed up. It is enormously enjoyable.' The Times (Book of the Year)

'Thousands of books are enjoyable; many are enlightening; only a very few will ever rate as necessary to social health. This is one of them.' Independent

'It is an important book and if you were to pick up just one non-fiction book this year you'd do well to make it this one'
Benjamin Beasley-Murray, Daily Mail

'Goldacre's prose always reads well' TES

'Duck the health quacks with a brilliant new book that debunks medical nonsense.' Metro

'The book's light-hearted tone is a help to the reader nervous of science and statistics!This is a fundamentally good book.'
Druin Burch, TLS

'The most important book you'll read this year, and quite possibly the funniest.' Charlie Brooker

'One of the essential reads of the year so far.' New Scientist

'There aren't many out and out good eggs in British journalism but Ben Goldacre is one of them! Fight back. You could start by reading this book.'
Telegraph

'[A] hugely entertaining book!This isn't just an essential primer for anyone who has ever felt uneasy about news coverish of faddish scientific "breakthroughs", health scares and "studies have shown" stories -- it should be on the National Curriculum.'
Time Out

'A fine lesson in how to skewer the enemies of reason and the peddlers of cant and half-truths.'
Economist

'"Bad Science" introduces the basic scientific principles to help everyone to become an effective bullshit detector.'
Sir Iain Chalmers, Founder of the Cochrane Library

'This book reawakened my love of science.' BBC Focus (Peer Review)

'Read this book.' Sunday Business Post

'It is an important book and if you were to pick up just one non-fiction book this year, you'd do well to make it this one.' Daily Mail
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banned#1
nice one, thanks!
Ordered :)
#2
Ironic that some of those glowing reviews come from newspapers (and the Daily Mail, I’m looking at you in particular) who consistently peddle spurious health research, PR disguised as research, and unverified hearsay as fact.
#3
Heat added.
If you only want to buy this book, i.e. not get up to £5 for free delivery, it's also available for the same price delivered at the Book Depository.
banned#4
cvc
Heat added.
If you only want to buy this book, i.e. not get up to £5 for free delivery, it's also available for the same price delivered at the Book Depository.


It's got free delivery anyway.

Price: £3.57 & this item Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery.
#5
ordered with free delivery for hubby
#6
Didn't amazon bin their minimum price for free delivery ?
#7
or a penny cheaper here
#8
djfluff
Didn't amazon bin their minimum price for free delivery ?


Yes :thumbsup:
#9
Brilliant book already read it - still - heat added
#10
awesome, got it for £3.39 after 18p student discount :D
#11
Brilliant book
#12
I own this, its a good book. Bit heavy on some sections though.
#13
Great read & good price :thumbsup:
#14
great stuff
#15
Thanks for posting this, we need an antidote to all the junk 'science' out there. Zog my alien buddy thinks so too.
#16
Everybody should read this book - it's made me view the media in a totally different light.
#17
djfluff
Didn't amazon bin their minimum price for free delivery ?


Ah, great! No idea where I've been hiding! Thanks for that :thumbsup:
#18
i love this book. highly recommended. mr ben goldachre is an inspiration.
#19
Great deal. A must-read.
#20
mykeff
Brilliant book already read it - still - heat added


Ah, but this version has the Mathias Rath chapter that was missing from the previous edition for legal reasons (and anyway my copy's autographed so nah, nah, ,na, nah, nah).

Where are all the homeopaths to vote this cold and start a fight (the more gently they hit you the more it hurts)?
#21
inicholson
Ah, but this version has the Mathias Rath chapter that was missing from the previous edition for legal reasons (and anyway my copy's autographed so nah, nah, ,na, nah, nah).

Where are all the homeopaths to vote this cold and start a fight (the more gently they hit you the more it hurts)?


You can download that chapter for free at BG's website
http://www.badscience.net/2009/04/matthias-rath-steal-this-chapter/

Ace book, ace price.
#22
I love this book to, but it does drive you mad what the media is doing to the country! Rant Over! Hot Deal. :)
#23
Good book....good price.
#24
I finished reading Bad Science last night. Probably the best book I've ever read.

I'm buying a copy (I normally borrow books from the library) as there us a wealth of information that I expect to refer back to.

I'm also tempted to buy copies for family members for Christmas to help them straighten out their thinking.
#25
Excellent book, this should be compulsory reading in schools.
#26
mikepegg;6920147
I own this, its a good book. Bit heavy on some sections though.



Didn't think it would be that heavy since this is the paperback version and not the hardback... :whistling:
#27
If I remember correctly.... good quote from the book,

"medicine entertains the patient while nature fights the illness" Something along those lines anyway.

Im looking forward to the next "Dr" Gillian McKeith programme on Channel 4 cos he slated her!
#28
Dave-T
Thanks for posting this, we need an antidote to all the junk 'science' out there. Zog my alien buddy thinks so too.


lolz!
#29
£3.60 on Tesco books, plus 6 clubcard points if you are really counting the pennies :-p lol
banned#30
Wonder if there's a section on chiropractors ?

Good for back pain, but they are all deluded thinking they can cure everything,
"keep coming once a week, and you'll never get ill..."
riiight, and the chiro will never be poor either :roll:
#31
just got it from book depository, great deal for a good book
#32
Thanks, well spotted :thumbsup:
#33
Thanks - ordered.
#34
perfect Christmas present for me ma... thanks! heat and rep added
#35
OMG, this makes such a refreshing change for this site. It is everyones's choice what they spend money on but sometimes I do despair at some of the total tripe people spout about products that they think will change their lives.

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