Difference between revisions of "13 Things That Don't Make Sense"

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Fun to read, but hard to trust. Mostly good, but he is very sympathetic to homeopathy. He doesn't out-right promote it, but he isn't critical of it either and his evidence in favor of it seems cherry-picked. Placebo chapter seems out of date, and cold fusion chapter seems a bit optimistic. The chapters about actual scientific mysteries seem pretty great, but his bad ones make me wonder if they're equally poorly researched.
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Fun to read, but hard to trust. Mostly good, but he is very sympathetic to homeopathy. He doesn't out-right promote it, but he isn't critical of it either and his evidence in favor of it seems cherry-picked. The placebo chapter seems out of date considering recent evidence, and cold fusion chapter seem suspiciously optimistic. The chapters about actual scientific mysteries seem pretty great, but his bad ones make me wonder if they're equally poorly researched.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:04, 19 March 2015

Fun to read, but hard to trust. Mostly good, but he is very sympathetic to homeopathy. He doesn't out-right promote it, but he isn't critical of it either and his evidence in favor of it seems cherry-picked. The placebo chapter seems out of date considering recent evidence, and cold fusion chapter seem suspiciously optimistic. The chapters about actual scientific mysteries seem pretty great, but his bad ones make me wonder if they're equally poorly researched.