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Dr Ben Goldacre

Goldacre aims to teach readers how to spot bad science, setting out the hard facts behind detox treatments, ear candling, anti-aging cosmetics, homeopathy, diet experts, antioxidants, pharmaceutical companies with large advertising budgets, and vaccine opponents.

Exploring how the media helps distort and to misinterpret evidence and research, he ultimately explains why clever people end up believing stupid things. 

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Dr Ben Goldacre

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Harper Collins Publishing

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Though not related specifically to education, this book will make for useful (and possibly humorous) reading for science teachers, and any other teachers keen to give pupils examples of why it is best to question some ‘assumed facts’.  


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