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Junk science : an overdue indictment of government, industry, and faith groups that twist science for their own gain

Author: D P Agin
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Provocative and hard-hitting, "Junk Science" takes on the government, industry, and faith groups, all of whom twist scientific fact for their own gain.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D P Agin
ISBN: 0312374801 9780312374808
OCLC Number: 188855075
Description: ix, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1 The moons of Jupiter --
1 Science, junk science, and dogma --
2 Fraud and fabrication in science --
pt. 2 Buyer beware --
3 The food and diet circus : eat your way to happiness --
4 GM foods : Frankenstein in a corn patch --
5 Aging and longevity : live forever now --
6 Tobacco : drug dealing in America --
pt. 3 Medical follies --
7 Junk medicine, big pharma, big profits --
8 Quack doctoring : It's a free country, isn't it? --
9 Health care in America : sorry, not for everyone --
10 The talk-therapy flea market --
pt. 4 Poison and bombs in the greenhouse --
11 Pollution : private interest and public poison --
12 Missiles and terrorism : no place to hide --
13 Global warming : yes, your beach house may be gone --
pt. 5 Religion, embryos, and cloning --
14 Creationism : the world as an egg --
15 Stem cells : the petri dish blues --
16 Cloning : Will we have a hundred Jerry Falwells? --
pt. 6 Genes, behavior, and race --
17 Genes and behavior : you need a golf gene here --
18 Race and IQ : two myths make a bumble --
pt. 7 On truth and lies --
19 Our failures : Is anyone innocent?
Responsibility: Dan Agin.

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"JUNK SCIENCE is a passionate, minutely-informed and scrupulously fair analysis of all the abuses and misuses of science that are rampant today--a clarion call to action which concerns us all. One Read more...

 
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