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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2009
Well worth reading, enjoyable, light-hearted and good old common sense.

There are a few people who have given this one star because it defuncts homeopathy or presents a negative view of "alternative medicine", but I suppose some people just don't get it. Nobody is saying that you can't have a holistic approach to health and that positive thought can't make you feel better - its just better to call it the placebo effect (or something similar) rather than call it hoemopathy, or cranial manipulation, or crystal healing etc.

Should be read by anyone who has any interest in health.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2009
I don't need to rave about this book, a friend of mine did it for me.

She was a staunch supporter of homeopathy and didn't understand why I kept rubbishing it to her. I asked her to read my copy to see if she could see where I was coming from.

The next time I saw her, she had thrown all the homeopathic remedies in the bin and was haranguing one of her kids teachers about "Brain Gym".

I hope Ben keeps an eye on these reviews - I'm sure he'll be happy to hear that he's directly responsible for "curing" another person afflicted with Bad Science.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What media advertise the tech-fi products as 'scientifically proven' are to be taken good care before investing on them... This book by Ben Goldacre is meticulously an assertive dossier and an eye-opener on this issue... Highly recommended...
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2009
This book provides a great reality check and a much needed sobering and calm reminder of how the marketing machine is actually trying to herd the crowds. Let's face it, however much we deny it; we all fall victim to all of the images and the ads we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
It is a calm, good reminder of "if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is". I've especially liked that it puts the science and scientific method back to where it belongs. Beware of companies using "science" as a marketing tool.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2015
Written by the author of the well-known "Bad Parma", Ben Goldacre turns his
attention to the ethics of scientific research to find out that some "Science" has been bought
and paid for by outside influences.
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on 13 November 2014
Good read
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on 13 September 2014
Brilliant
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on 11 September 2014
satisfied
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on 27 August 2014
EXCELLENT
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2011
For someone like me this book was perfect. It is Ben Goldacre making fun and exposing faulty items in the business. Witty,factual (no over-the-top) and he makes it understandable for people who havn't done alevel science.
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