Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Recommended Reading - Junk Science
An interesting book about why it's important to pay attention to science, and how it affects your life, is "Junk Science: An Overdue Indictment of Government, Industry, and Faith Groups That Twist Science for Their Own Gain" by Dan Agin, PhD. Using historical events and the politics that surrounded them, Dr. Agin addresses times when science was pummeled by dogma and the scientific method and inquiry were forsaken by scientists themselves. I've only begun reading it and I've already broken out the highlighter to pull out quotes. Dr. Agin is the editor in chief of the online journal Scienceweek.