NOFOOL, et.al, good science/health/related boooks

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gapsych, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Nofool, you posted about Dr. Goldsteins book and I am planning on getting it.

    Have you read or heard of the following book:

    Trick or treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst

    I know we had both posted about an article that Edzard Ernst had written.

    If you have read this book I would like your perspective on it.

    Otherwise,

    Anyone else read this book?

    Thanks.

    GA
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  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Thanks so much for the feedback.

    I guess since the authors are from Great Britain, that is why it is not printed here? Who knows, however I was impressed with the article we both read.

    Now how do you know I am not a book literate doctor or as I am often called a BLD. When people come to me I only prescribe books.

    You know what they say about people assuming things. LOL

    Take care,

    GA
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  3. Lichu3

    Lichu3 New Member

    A great non-fiction writer. Singh's a top-notch physicist. I read his book "The Big Bang" about the origins of the universe. He makes the excitement of the scientific process
    transparent.

    Heard about this book also. Will be out 8/2008 in the U.S., available for pre-order at Amazon.
  4. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    I might put this post on the chit chat, but will wait a bit to see what kind of books come up.
    GA
  5. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    I accidently deleted my post to you.

    Thanks for the book idea. I find science fascinating although my degree is in the humanities. However my career included some science or maybe I should say math in experimental design and statistics.

    However, I love the science books.

    GA
  6. Lichu3

    Lichu3 New Member

    to just the subjects usually considered "scientific" (physics, biology, chemistry, etc.). As you note, experimental design cuts across a lot of humanities fields as well.

    My background is in a traditional science but some of the best teachers I had were researchers in sociology, economics, and psychology. One of the best books I've ever read was by Campbell and Stanley -- 1960s social scientists -- it's the "Strunk and White" of research design - short but packed with info. Even business methods of quality control and improvement have some of their origins from the scientific method.
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  7. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Yes, you are absolutely right.

    Good point!!

    GA