Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Well my first review (well impression as I read it some time ago) is for a non IT related book, but one I think worthy of mention.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a general interest in science, studies using actual scientific method, and especially if you are like me just generally fed up with the lies and half truths fed to us every day by so called experts.

If like me you get particularly annoyed by the preachings of people like Gillian McKieth you will definitely find this book entertaining as well as interesting as Ben Goldacre pulls no punches in highlighting the issues with their supposed research and qualifications!

The book also covers many areas backed by either incorrect or entirely false science including Homoeopathy, ‘issues’ with the MMR vaccine, and Nutritionism – highlighting just how false and at times harmful fake science can be.

The book will also provide you with great ammunition should you ever struggle with winning arguments on any of these topics with ill informed friends!

A minor downside is that I found the tone of the book to be a bit to ‘preachy’ in places, but getting past that this is a book I wholeheartedly recommend.

K

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Author: Kevin Fielder

Innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business. I am a determined individual with proven ability to provide security insights to the business, in their language. These insights have gained board buy in for delivering security strategy aligned to key business goals. This is achieved by understanding the need to drive change through people, process and technology, rather than focusing exclusively on any one area. I take pride in being a highly articulate, motivational and persuasive team-builder. I have a strategic outlook with the ability to engage with and communicate innovative and effective security solutions to all levels of management. Along with a proven ability to translate security into business language and articulate the business benefits I am also passionate about leading security innovations and making security a key part of the business proposition to its customers. Security should be made a key differentiator to drive sales and customer retention, not just a cost centre! Outside of work I am a proud husband and father to an awesome family, and a passionate CrossFit coach and athlete.

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