Subtitled, Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, it’s an exposé of the way that misunderstanding science allows people to profit off of ignorance and fear.
Ben Goldacre’s mission in Bad Science is to expose the way that the unscrupulous exploit the public’s misunderstanding of science in order to make big money. He shines a light on homeopathy, nutritionism, AIDS denialists, and more. Along the way he takes the time to educate the reader on how to understand evidence-based medicine, peer review, and scientific research. I learned a lot that will help me in my volunteer work!