Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk
Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 percent of Americans believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, despite it being one of science’s best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link can been consistently disproved. And about 40 percent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community that manmade climate change is real.
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Review: Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from BunkUser Review - Daniel Watkins - Goodreads
Very useful discussion of the shades of gray between science and pseudoscience. The first half of the book is more captivating than the second. Read full review
Review: Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from BunkUser Review - Elliott Bignell - Goodreads
The subtitle of this book is "How to Tell Science from Bunk". The conclusion basically comes down to "with difficulty". This seems a bit frustrating, in fact it verges on a counsel of despair, but by ... Read full review
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