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Making Sense of Science

Separating Substance from Spin

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$20.00 • £16.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674237803

Publication Date: 03/04/2019


296 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 photos, 20 illus.

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. We the People
    • What We Know, and What We Don’t Know
    • The Belief Engine
    • Thinking about Risk
  • 2. The Research Enterprise
    • What Is Science?
    • How Science Knows What It Knows
    • Models
    • A Jury of Peers
  • 3. Things Go Wrong
    • Misconduct
    • Science in Court
    • Researchers and Journalists
  • 4. The Universal Solvent
    • A Matter of Money
    • Selling Health
    • What’s for Supper?
  • 5. Political Science
    • Constituency of Ignorance
    • The Political Environment
    • Taking Things on Faith
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Trustworthy, Untrustworthy, or Irrelevant?
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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