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Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience
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"Science Under Siege" is a must-read book of essays in defense of science. The book is based on a collection of great articles presented in the Skeptical Inquirer magazine. This 370-page book is composed of thirty-seven interesting and sometimes even fascinating articles that range from sound science to investigating pseudo scientific claims.
1. Great selection of articles about science.
2. Great accessible scientific writing for the masses.
3. The history of Skeptical Inquirer presented by one of the main drivers behind the skeptic movement, Mr. Paul Kurtz.
4. Great classic articles including contributions from Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.
5. Great format, articles are broken out into three main sections as follows: I. Science and Skeptical Inquiry, II. Critical Inquiry and Public Controversies, and III. Understanding Pseudoscience, Investigating Claims.
6. Covers all the main topics of interest involving science and the public.
7. Reliable, trustworthy and based on real science. I love it!
8. Tackling controversial issues in a direct reasonable manner.
9. Controversial look at 911.
10. Great section on investigating pseudo scientific claims.
11. There is something of interest for everyone.
12. Enjoyable read from cover to cover.
13. Educational, interesting and necessary.
14. Easy to pick up and jump to any essay.
15. Great reference book.
16. Notes at the end of each chapter and great references.
1. Having to wait for more books like this.
In summary, I truly enjoy books of science that help educate the public and set the record straight. Subject matter experts need to do more of this and I am thankful that we have a trustworthy source that we can rely on.
Further recommendations: "Merchants of Doubt..." by Erik Conway, "Scientific Paranormal Investigations" by Benjamin Radford, "The Faith Healers" by James Randi, and "Science and Nonbelief" by Taner Edis.