Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

by Dr. Ben Goldacre

Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science. 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.

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  • Elda

    Unfortunately can not make it..hope can make next meeting

    June 24, 2013

  • Alan Y.

    Should be a good book. Enjoy!

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    June 12, 2013

  • Ivan F.

    Just a quick note about book club, the book club event is listed correctly here, but is NOT listed correctly on the CFI Ontario main website, so if your looking at both those resources use the book listed here on meetup.

    June 10, 2013

  • Chris A.

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

    June 10, 2013

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