Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science

Ritchie, Stuart


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A major expose that reveals the absurd and shocking problems that pervade and undermine contemporary science

‘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

Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage UK
Publication date: 16/12/2021

ISBN: 9781529110647 Category: