Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin
Harvard University Press
Most citizens struggle to understand science. They learn from the media, but must sift through an avalanche of bogus assertions and self-interested spin to find the information. In Making Sense of Science, Cornelia Dean, a science writer for the New York Times and a Writer-in-Residence at Brown University, equips nonscientists with a set of tools to evaluate the scientific claims and controversies that shape our lives. Cornelia Dean draws on thirty years of experience as a science journalist to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers.