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  • Title: Junk Science: How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us
  • Author: Dan Agin
  • ISBN: 9780312352417
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover

  • An overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain During the next thirty years, the American public will suffer from a rampage against reason by special interests in government, commerce, and the faith industry, and the rampage has already begun In Junk Science, Dan Agin offers a response a stinging condemnation of theAn overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain During the next thirty years, the American public will suffer from a rampage against reason by special interests in government, commerce, and the faith industry, and the rampage has already begun In Junk Science, Dan Agin offers a response a stinging condemnation of the egregious and constant warping of science for ideological gain In this provocative, wide ranging, and hard hitting book, Agin argues from the center that we will pay a heavy price for the follies of people who consciously twist the public s understanding of the real world In an entertaining but frank tone, Agin separates fact from conveniently scientific fiction and exposes the data faking, reality ignoring, fear mongering, and outright lying that contribute to intentionally manufactured public ignorance Many factions twist scientific data to maintain riches and power, and Agin outs them all in sections like these Buyer Beware genetically modified foods, aging, and tobacco companies Medical Follies chiropractics, health care, talk therapy Poison and Bombs in the Greenhouse pollution, warfare, global warming Religion, Embryos, and Cloning Genes, Behavior, and Race We already pay a heavy price for many groups conscious manipulation of the public s understanding of science, and Junk Science arms us with understanding, cutting through the fabric of lies and setting the record straight.
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    Commentaires:

    Kirsten
    I think he has a good idea here, but in the end, he ends up being just as dogmatic and one sided as the people he's portraying. I think it's great that the author wants to show people how they are being tricked, because they are, but I think the language in this book is aimed at people who are more science purists. I have to say, given that I study science, I already knew about all these issues, and I just felt that the author would alienate people who were more in the middle and just curious. H [...]

    Alex
    Well researched, feebly written.

    J.P.
    I think this book is well written for a general audience. It goes into various topics such as pollution, gmo's, diet, to how the addictive affects of tobacco were intentionally hidden from the public, science (mis)used in information given about public safety & warfare, to stem cells, cloning & race. On all of these various topics it gives a general overview of how this misinformation is spread & some key players in the spread of said misinformation. If you are not familiar with some [...]

    Jessica
    I really like this book so far, but my only complaint would be that it's a little too dogmatic. If your entire belief systems and worldview are derived from published, peer-reviewed journals, you won't notice anything. I'm a big believer in science, but I have to say, I'm still a little unsure of the long term implication of widespread genetically modified foods. As the author says, hey, it's already been going on for seven years now. Clearly we were all worryworts since nothing has happened! (N [...]

    Kerry
    Certainly one of the most depressing books I have ever read, but one that really needs to be read more widely. It really highlights the damage done to science and to progress in the US in recent years. Science and reason have been the main victims of the culture wars of the last 25 years or so. Hopefully with the Republican failure to win back government in 2012 there will be some re-assessment done and the medieval influence of the religious right and the big spending of the corporations will b [...]

    Lauren Linhares
    Could not finish. I can't stand when books/any form of media attempts to prove a point or provide counter-arguments but does so in a way that's just as biased and semi-slanderous as what they're arguing against. I should have known it would be like that, no book about science with a logical point of view just throws "AUTHOR'S NAME, PhD." on the front.

    Summer
    This and other books are important for building a healthy foundation of intellectual skepticism, a quality which I wish more people had. I wish this book had been longer, though, and its topics more thoroughly discussed - I'm not completely convinced, for example, that psychiatry is as useless as Agin thinks.

    Daniel
    While the author makes some very good points, he writes in a fashion that is somewhat harsh, blasting anyone who holds belief in the supernatural. However, he has good advice, especially for politicians. I recommend this book to all politicians or those who aspire to be politicians!

    Lucas Bleicher
    Very good book. It raises important concerns in many different areas, and always goes right to the point. Which may be a problem to some - perhaps the tone could be softer. Anyway, the author is completely right to be enraged about what happens when science is twisted.

    Cuykendall
    Started skimming and gave up. I have no doubt it contains some good information but I couldn't stand the author's arrogant, condescending tone.

    Russell
    It's easy to shine a light on a problem, but hard to propose solutions to people problems.

    Barry
    Just starting reading this book

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