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Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness, to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here mostrar mais to teach so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. you're about to feel a whole lot better. mostrar menos
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Like a lot of books of this genre, it could have been a fraction of the size and still got its points across.

For example homeopathy is pure quackery, people involved are, unsurprisingly, not interested in fair trials, since their livelihood depends on it. That's about it, but he manages to pad this out to nearly 40 pages.

For most chapters you will get his point after the first few pages, but you'll have to endure page after page after page of examples.

He writes with a kind of incredulity that people don't tell the truth, that pharma companies fudge trials, that the media perpetuates lies. They all make a living by doing this, so I'm not remotely incredulous.

I read this in 2022, so debunking Gillian McKeith was something I'm not really interested in.

I'm amongst the pages of fluff, he talks about some interesting topics. I think the placebo effect is fascinating and so does he.

It's not a bad book, overly wordy and a bit dated.
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Embassy9625 | outras 105 resenhas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Like a lot of books of this genre, it could have been a fraction of the size and still got its points across.

For example homeopathy is pure quackery, people involved are, unsurprisingly, not interested in fair trials, since their livelihood depends on it. That's about it, but he manages to pad this out to nearly 40 pages.

For most chapters you will get his point after the first few pages, but you'll have to endure page after page after page of examples.

He writes with a kind of incredulity that people don't tell the truth, that pharma companies fudge trials, that the media perpetuates lies. They all make a living by doing this, so I'm not remotely incredulous.

I read this in 2022, so debunking Gillian McKeith was something I'm not really interested in.

I'm amongst the pages of fluff, he talks about some interesting topics. I think the placebo effect is fascinating and so does he.

It's not a bad book, overly wordy and a bit dated.
… (mais)
 
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Embassy9625 | outras 105 resenhas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Like a lot of books of this genre, it could have been a fraction of the size and still got its points across.

For example homeopathy is pure quackery, people involved are, unsurprisingly, not interested in fair trials, since their livelihood depends on it. That's about it, but he manages to pad this out to nearly 40 pages.

For most chapters you will get his point after the first few pages, but you'll have to endure page after page after page of examples.

He writes with a kind of incredulity that people don't tell the truth, that pharma companies fudge trials, that the media perpetuates lies. They all make a living by doing this, so I'm not remotely incredulous.

I read this in 2022, so debunking Gillian McKeith was something I'm not really interested in.

I'm amongst the pages of fluff, he talks about some interesting topics. I think the placebo effect is fascinating and so does he.

It's not a bad book, overly wordy and a bit dated.
… (mais)
 
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Embassy9625 | outras 105 resenhas | Jun 24, 2024 |
The tone is a bit over the top but with good reason, it is a shame that a book like this should even exist because of failure of the press to report on science.

The criticism i would direct to the author is that he almost never goes into numerical details so he does not admit some fundamental problems with scientific truth. Some times results are not black and white, and benefits or damage are acrually complex.

The praise I could not give enough is that he really takes head on so many problems with information, policy, media in health and wellness. For example debunking of anti-oxidants…
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yates9 | outras 105 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |

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