Sins Against Science: How Misinformation Affects our Lives and our Laws
Science and Society cuts through rhetoric and propaganda to show how science knowledge related to the human body intersects all aspects of life – linking everyday items and current events with landmark Supreme Court cases. Topics include the scientific method, genetics, evolution, race and racism, sexual orientation, human reproduction, vaccines and the immune system, complementary and alternative medicine, drug development and addiction, and death & dying. We all have opinions on these subjects, but as informed citizens, it behooves us to have scientific support for those views so that we don’t fall victim to falsehoods. This book helps you understand these complex relationships.