Quack Quack

by Joe Schwarcz
Quack Quack
  • ISBN-13: 9781778520235
  • Author(s): Joe Schwarcz
  • Subject: Science: general issues
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 27-09-2022
  • Format: Electronic book text

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£9.99
'<p><b>Let the one and only Dr. Joe battle pseudoscience and cast a life preserver out to all those drowning in a sea of misinformation</b></p> <p><b> Ultimately, the author successfully demonstrates how claims should be queried and analyzed before they are accepted. <i>Library Journal</i></b></p> <p>We are in a crisis. A tsunami of misinformation and disinformation is threatening to engulf evidence-based science. While quackery loosely defined as the spread of false knowledge, often accompanied by various versions of snake oil is not a novel phenomenon, it has never posed as great a threat to public health as today. COVID-19 has unleashed an unprecedented flurry of destructive information that has fueled vaccine hesitancy and has steered people toward unproven therapies. Conspiracy theorists have served up a distasteful menu of twisted facts that create distrust in science. </p> <p>In <i>Quack Quack</i>, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, who has been battling flimflam for decades, focuses on the deluge of anecdotes, cherry-picked data, pseudoscientific nonsense, and seductive baseless health claims that undermine efforts to educate the public about evidence-based science. The wide scope of the topics drawn from past and present aims to cast a life preserver to people drowning in a sea of misinformation. </p>'
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'<p><b>Let the one and only Dr. Joe battle pseudoscience and cast a life preserver out to all those drowning in a sea of misinformation</b></p> <p><b> Ultimately, the author successfully demonstrates how claims should be queried and analyzed before they are accepted. <i>Library Journal</i></b></p> <p>We are in a crisis. A tsunami of misinformation and disinformation is threatening to engulf evidence-based science. While quackery loosely defined as the spread of false knowledge, often accompanied by various versions of snake oil is not a novel phenomenon, it has never posed as great a threat to public health as today. COVID-19 has unleashed an unprecedented flurry of destructive information that has fueled vaccine hesitancy and has steered people toward unproven therapies. Conspiracy theorists have served up a distasteful menu of twisted facts that create distrust in science. </p> <p>In <i>Quack Quack</i>, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, who has been battling flimflam for decades, focuses on the deluge of anecdotes, cherry-picked data, pseudoscientific nonsense, and seductive baseless health claims that undermine efforts to educate the public about evidence-based science. The wide scope of the topics drawn from past and present aims to cast a life preserver to people drowning in a sea of misinformation. </p>'

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