Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
Firstly, these books offer a plethora of information on some of the most disputatious topics of today. Coming from the pen of a knowledgeable writer, Bethell writes with clarity and intelligence. There are footnotes aplenty as he deftly describes these subjects, debunking one commonly held "fact" of science after another. While I myself am no scientist, I do known that there is certainly room for discussion concerning these issues. No matter what you think of the opinion presented by Bethell, I would encourage all readers to keep an open mind as they read this book, which portrays a great deal of very convincing arguments. The only drawback is that some of the writing, while understandable, can get slightly dry at times, dragging on a bit as must be required for such an ambitious thesis.
In the end, this book is a must have for all science enthusiasts, combining informed writing with a style that can easily be understood by the layman. I wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone who might have an interest in the topics covered by the book.
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