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Finally! Who are your favorites in a similar style?


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Initial post: 29 Aug 2008 21:58:53 BDT
Mr. T. Tubbs says:
Finally! Having enjoyed the posts and light that Ben's writing, article and link blog, it's great that we'll be able to have our hands on the book soon.

Hopefully they'll open it up for Look Inside, and he gets a chance to get some press for it - he deserves it.

So - who else, alongside Ben's articles do you enjoy for the Bad Science, Good Science writing area?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2008 16:36:56 BDT
David Farmer says:
I'd recommend DC's Improbable Science.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2008 12:38:10 BDT
Tekken says:
Richard Wisemans "Quirkology" and "Skeptics dictionary" Bob Carroll

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2008 10:20:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2009 03:36:10 GMT
Fontwell says:
Bad Thoughts: A Guide to Clear Thinking by Jamie Whyte
I have a notion that the various "Bad *" books (Medicine, Astronomy etc.) are all actually very good despite being largely unrelated to each other. But Bad Thoughts in particular gets my vote because it gives The Moral Maze a damn good kicking, something that it has been in need of for a long time. The book is basically a full explanation of everyone's favorite logical fallacies - not the obvious choice for a light hearted read before bedtime but Jamie pulls it off.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2008 09:34:02 BDT
How about le Canard Noir at the Quackometer? His writing is always lucid and he gets onto the Next Big Quack pretty promptly.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2009 15:30:36 BDT
susie says:
I also liked quirkology but I loved When Science Goes Wrong: Twelve Tales from the Dark Side of Discovery.

Posted on 19 Jul 2009 10:30:44 BDT
I. Tanner says:
Simon Singh (eg Trick or Treatment) has to be there somewhere!

Posted on 8 Aug 2009 12:25:30 BDT
Michael Shermer - Why People Believe Weird Things is also a critical thinking classic.

Posted on 26 Oct 2009 07:27:57 GMT
HP says:
Also consider Carl Sagan's "Demon-haunted World"

Posted on 26 May 2010 00:27:10 BDT
Simon Singh's Treat or Treatment, Rose Shapiro's Suckers and Steve Salermo's Sham are all worth a look. The truth about stress by Angela Patmore is also good although her judgemental views do grate a bit after a while....

Posted on 22 Dec 2010 22:59:05 GMT
Paul GF says:
Irrationality needs to be included in a list with these other great books here.
Irrationality by Stuart Sutherland.
Get it!
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