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Corrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science
 
 
Author
John Grant.
Publisher Facts, Figures & Fun  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 4.75 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781904332732
Pages/Publication Date 336/2008
Daedalus Item Code 23331
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In his witty, if darker companion volume to Discarded Science: Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time, multiple Hugo Award winner John Grant looks at what science has gotten wrong, not through honest mistakes, but through deliberate hoax and fraud, even among such greats as Ptolemy, Galileo, and Newton. From Shinichi Fujimura's astonishing "fossil finds" that would have rewritten Japan's racial history to the Nazis' promotion of the World Ice Theory to discredit "Jew science" like Relativity; from miracle cures for cancer to the Christian fundamentalist war on evolution, environmentalism, and stem cell research, Grant reveals how politicians and zealots alike corrupt science to promote their own agendas.

"A rip-roaring adventure through the dark underbelly of science. If you are still under the belief that science is an impartial, noble pursuit of knowledge untainted by ego or undue influence then prepare to be shocked as Grant illustrates that throughout history, dark forces have undermined the scientific process time and time again—invariably to the detriment of both science and the public.... One of the joys of Grant's book is his willingness to name names when it comes to the villains (and occasional heroes) of science—this is not a mild-mannered or impartial report. Grant exposes those responsible for the subversion of science through the ages—not only its major players such as Lysenko and Hwang Woo-Suk, but even those smalltime tricksters whose malfeasance hardly registered outside of scientific circles."—Sense About Science

 
 
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