‘Required reading for everyone’ Adam Rutherford
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021
Medicine, education, psychology, economics – wherever it really matters, we look to science for guidance. But what if science itself can’t always be relied on?
In this vital investigation, Stuart Ritchie reveals the disturbing flaws in today’s science that undermine our understanding of the world and threaten human lives. With bias, careless mistakes and even outright forgery influencing everything from austerity economics to the anti-vaccination movement, he proposes vital remedies to save and protect science – this most valuable of human endeavours – from itself.
* With a new afterword by the author *
‘Thrilling… Reminds us that another world is possible’ The Times, Books of the Year
‘Excellent… We need better science. That’s why books like this are so important’ Evening Standard
Thrilling ... Ritchie reminds us that another world is possible * The Times * Fascinating ... important * Sunday Times * The most important science story of our times ... evocative and engaging ... sometimes funny, sometimes shocking * Unherd * Excellent ... we need better science. That's why books like this are so important * Evening Standard * Entertaining ... revelatory ... brilliantly highlights the problems in current practices and sets out a path towards new ones * Daily Mail *
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