Science Tales : Lies, Hoaxes and Scams Hardback
A documentary comic book debunking myths and exposing the lies of scientific naysayers and conspiracy theorists, and the role of the media.
By the author of the best-selling Psychiatric Tales, Darryl Cunningham turns his questioning mind and sharp intelligence to de-coding the myths and lies that have shaped some of the most fiercely-debated issues of the past fifty years.
A graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Science Tales takes on controversies surrounding climate change, electro-convulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, homeopathy, chiropratic, evolution and science denialism.
Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham's clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Myriad Editions
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9780956792686
- Hardback from £9.75
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Review by clfisha
Cunningham is superb at explaining the essence of an idea, in this collection he tackles the big scientific issues such as climate change, the moon landings, MMR, homeopathy & chiropractors, evolution and general science denialism. Cunningham is great not only at the salient points but providing context and history, so you will pick up some interesting new titbits (background of chiropractors for me) as well as helping consolidate your thoughts. It’s great for kids, or those who are interested but unsure or those who need to hone their arguments. It’s a must for people who don’t vaccinate their kids. Anyone who knows about these things probably won’t find anything new here and diehard science denialists probably won't listen (although they should at least so they can counteract the arguments). It’s not evangelistic but a measured and interesting summary of the facts. Recommended & his more personal look at different mental illnesses in [Psychiatric tales] too.