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Of course its reliable, based on fact, unprejudiced, and trustworthy, isnt it? Well, guess again. A lot of what passes for science these days is pseudo-science, and a lot of scientific fact is hidden from public view because its not politically correct.
Science has been politicizednot by the Right, but by the Left, which sees global warming, Darwinism, stem cell research, and innumerable other issues as tools to advance its agenda (and in many cases expand the reach of government).
When liberals trot out scientists with white coats, debate is supposed to be silenced. But many of the high priests of science have something to hidefrom blind intolerance of religion to jealous guarding of their federally financed research budgets.
Luckily, science journalist Tom Bethell is here with the necessary and bracing antidote: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.
Heres a handy one-volume guide to some of the most contentious issues of our day, including:
· Why fears of nuclear power arent science, but unscientific scaremongering · Why species are increasing, not disappearing · Why global warming (and other temperature changes) are not caused by humans (remember the Ice Age?) · Why embryonic stem cell research is snake oil medicine (which is why it needs government subsidies) · Why Darwinism is crumbling · Why the story line of the brave scientist Galileo versus an ignorant Church is wrong · And much, much more
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science busts myths, reveals hidden agendas, and lets you in on some of the little-known secrets about whats really going on in science. If youre tired of being hoodwinked by liberals who use science to justify all sorts of misbehavior, you need The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science.
Bethell's engaging style makes this book hard to put down.
It's unclear how much of these facts are really disputed by scientists--it's clear that they are disputed by many lay folks--but they do have evidence to support them.
Since science really IS hard, people like reporters aren't going to go through the effort of getting a Ph.
Science is about anything that is observable and repeatable.
This book also covers the history of science and its relationship with faith and with religious... Read more
Excellent information regarding the fog of mis-information on many Progressive issues that will destroy the country, not assist is be Constitutionally Base, Fiscally Sound and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gary W. Smith
If you are as sick and tired as I was about what's "politically" correct, you'll love this guide! And you just might learn some science you never learned in school!Published 6 months ago by Caroline K. Groshart
I read the citations first and he seemed to be citing respected scientists. When I turned to the section on evolution, he was obviously citing people out of context or they had... Read morePublished 10 months ago by ZoomZoom
I neglected to note when I bought this book that this was written in 2005, so the refernces and data are in some cases are just a bit obsolete (which is the reason for only 3 stars... Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Chase
As someone working on a degree in science, many parts of this book disturbed me. Not because they were shocking or eye-opening. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Andrew
This is a good and interesting book. The arguments are convincing and based on evidences.
I would recommend this book.
If you like a book full of half truths and/or out right lies, then this is the book for you. Bethel lets his political beliefs color his view on science -- which is not surprising... Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Sam
This book should have been called "A Guide to Politicise Science with Incorrect rubbish". Every topic consists of long ago debunked falsehoods and misconceptions about science. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by ginckgo