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Galileo's revenge : junk science in the courtroom

Author: Peter W Huber
Publisher: [New York] : BasicBooks, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : With a new pref. for the paperback edView all editions and formats
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A scathing indictment of the growing role of junk science in our courtrooms. Peter W. Huber shows how time and again lawyers have used,and the courts have accepted,spurious claims by so-called expert  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Huber
ISBN: 0465026230 9780465026234 0465026249 9780465026241
OCLC Number: 421813989
Description: 274 p
Contents: * Introduction The Lawyer And The Scientist Trade Places * Liability Science: Better Living Through Litigation * The Science of Things That Arent So: Junk Science and Its Origins Law And Pseudoscience * The Midas Touch: How Money Causes Disease * Sudden Acceleration: Runaway Panic in the Mass Media * Gadgets and Knives: Cashing in on Magical Cures * No Immunity: Chemicals Cause Everything * Nausea: The Massed Legal Attack * The Paranoia Plebiscite: The Legal Pursuit of Fad Terrors * Harmonious Coupling: Ignoring the Environment The Rule Of Fact * The Cargo Cult: Does Liability Science Work? * Stopping Points: Confronting Malpractice on the Witness Stand * Science and Certitude
Responsibility: Peter W. Huber.

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