Pauline Ross's Reviews > Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies

Lies, Damned Lies, and Science by Sherry Seethaler
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Dec 05, 11

bookshelves: genre-non-fiction, price-free, 3-star
Read from June 13 to December 01, 2011

I'm not quite sure who the intended audience is for this one. It's a serious and deeply worthy look at how to make sense of the scientific and pseudo-scientific claims in the media, which is probably too heavy for the average curious Joe Public, and not news for anyone already scientifically minded. There are a lot of interesting examples in here, and it's well researched, but the text in-between which explains the general principles is very dry and I often found myself skipping paragraphs. It would suit a teacher looking for real-world examples to explain statistics or psychology or even aspects of politics (the book touches on all of these). I got it for free, somehow (it's quite expensive now), so I'm inclined to be charitable; three stars.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Lies, Damned Lies, and Science.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.