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Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life - Joe Schwarcz
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life
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Eat this and live to 100. Don’t, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what’s best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz carefully... show more
Eat this and live to 100. Don’t, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what’s best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz carefully navigates through the storm of misinformation to help us separate fact from folly and shrewdness from foolishness.Are GMOs really harmful? Or could they help developing countries? Which “miracle weight-loss foods” gained popularity through exuberant data dredging? Is BPA dangerous or just a victim of unforgiving media hype? Is organic better? Dr. Joe questions the reliability and motives of “experts” in this lighthearted but critical look at what’s fact and what’s plain nonsense.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781770411906 (1770411909)
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
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3.5 Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life - Joe Schwarcz
Short, highly readable pieces about a vast array of issues of chemistry in modern life. Many, not surprisingly, are about how things can't possibly work, like homeopathy. Other pieces consider new science discoveries, the worthlessness of all those "miracle food" stories (and the very thin research ...
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