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'''''Bullsh*t: How to Detect Junk Science, Bogus Claims, Wacky Theories, and General Human Stupidity''''', by John Grant, is a book about what you can do to help discern facts from lies. Grant does this by explaining examples of bad logic and pseudoscience and explaining the flaws.
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==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Good===
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* The book is nicely written and enjoyable all the way through.
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* There is a good spread of various different topics of bullshit.
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The author incorrectly suggests that a toilet's flow is a product of the Coriolice effect.
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* The book is really more of a list of bad ideas and why their wrong rather than an in-depth look at how to steel your mind to detect them, as the title suggests.
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* The author incorrectly suggests that a toilet's flow is a product of the Coriolis force.
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* Sources are listed in the bibliography, but they're not cited to specific claims throughout the book, so it's very difficult to verify this.
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===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
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==Links==
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[[Category: Books]]
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[[Category: Non Fiction]]
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[[Category: Logic]]
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[[Category: Skepticism]]
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[[Category: Books I've Read]]

Revision as of 21:37, 4 May 2017

Bullsh*t: How to Detect Junk Science, Bogus Claims, Wacky Theories, and General Human Stupidity, by John Grant, is a book about what you can do to help discern facts from lies. Grant does this by explaining examples of bad logic and pseudoscience and explaining the flaws.

Review

Good

  • The book is nicely written and enjoyable all the way through.
  • There is a good spread of various different topics of bullshit.

Bad

  • The book is really more of a list of bad ideas and why their wrong rather than an in-depth look at how to steel your mind to detect them, as the title suggests.
  • The author incorrectly suggests that a toilet's flow is a product of the Coriolis force.
  • Sources are listed in the bibliography, but they're not cited to specific claims throughout the book, so it's very difficult to verify this.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Links