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Fake Science

Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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If you listen to any political argument, you're eventually bound to hear something like: "The science is settled on this." Or: "Just look at the statistics!" Or: "There have been studies that say..."

You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily misled by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science.

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Strongly stated positions

an enlightening book with strongly stated views.
lots of references to scholars, scientists and others that I have never heard of ( would take a lot of effort to verify). regardless, the authors views are certainly plausible. content is more vitriol than debate or discussion.

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Fake Science is simply brilliant

This book exposes the listener to numerous science subjects that have been skewed by people with an agenda and are happy to sully the name of scientific research in the process. From climate science to DDT thru reproduction and gender theory the listener is educated on the subjects in both an understandable and verifiable way. Damn good audio book.

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fascinating insight and lots of examples

What I really enjoyed about this book was the many examples of faulty scientific methodology in a range of issues like LGBT, global warming, abortion, overpopulation and others. Highly recommend.

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Finally the truth presented.

Some very important facts are presented in this book that are usually hidden from the populace. I am grateful for the courageous author who is willing to highlight so much fallacy.

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  • Dorothy
  • 09-01-2018

Right Wing Scientist has issues with this book

Just to be clear, I'm a biologist and lean right wing. But I still have issues with this book. There were times where I had trouble trusting the author because I saw some tactics used that doesn't suggest honesty. For example, when discussing child abuse and abortion, he stated that 60,000 children were found to be abused around the time abortion was legalized and that sometime later (I can't remember how much but more than a decade) that was up to 1 million. While horrifying, unfortunately absolute numbers aren't always helpful but rather proportions (for all we know the rate went down, but we had such a large population increase). Now, this might not have been a deliberate attempt to obfuscate but rather due to space limitations of the book the author could not pick apart the nuances. I would prefer a book that could address the nuances better.

The narrator wasn't great either. He mispronounced "fetal" (as fatal) and "pubic" (as public).

I'll be returning this unfinished.

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  • Toomas
  • 10-06-2020

No science book

Politically loaded, scientifically biased. Don’t waste your time. This is U S pre election pamflet.

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  • Gerald Hammond
  • 06-03-2020

Frightful!

The true depths and depravity of the Political Left and their extreme allies is unabashedly revealed. There are parts of this book that will make you cringe when learning about some of the more intimate parts of the life and beliefs of these leftist zealots.

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  • Lawrence A.
  • 23-01-2018

I am sure some of his

Statistics and science are as skewed as those he is debunking.... that said they do correspond to my unresearched opinions..... narrator was too monotone .... even for this type of book you need a little excitement....

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  • wbiro
  • 19-08-2017

A Lifetime of Pet Peeves Released in a Burst

I thought the book might simply be a quick cash-in on the huge fake news output of the Left that was exposed during the last election (and which they have not learned from - they've only redoubled their efforts - such as trying to redirect our attention away from their huge fake news output with the comparatively minuscule effort of the Russians - if true), but instead I found the book a release of a lifetime of outrage.

The author covered a lot of ground, and from what I've observed in the world, I found the author spot-on in most areas (and not surprisingly, the areas he seemed more well-versed in (fake political and social polls, the attack on the traditional family, the transgender comedy, the homosexual gene, abortion (which spurred a new insight by me - the human fetus is human, it simply lacks higher consciousness - of which it still has in development - so lawmakers can reassess it from there), sex (which reinforced another insight I had - that porn is sex without love or commitment - and don't say you already knew that, too - you didn't), divorce, gay parents (which is only an issue as long as humans remain clueless - and they still are, to the last), GMO's, poverty, fracking (which most people know little about, yet they oppose it based in media hype), the doomsday scenarios of global warming, fake crowd science, but I found that he was off the mark in the one area he was weak in - that of global warming being caused by humans (the recent and still-rising spike is unmistakable) (that is, if the spike I saw was not just another bit of fake science from the Left...).

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  • JustBill
  • 03-10-2017

An Enigma of a Book

Although the content of the book has true validity I surely could not finish it and thats not to say, that you will feel the same way. I found out how important a good commenter is to a book on Audible, the key to my sanity.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2019

Exposing manipulation of science

This was excellent listening.
The author gave hard evidence against those who manipulate science for their own ends in a dispassionate manner realizing that the truth speaks for itself. I learned so much about so many current issues that I've heard about; about their background and how the mainstream media and others use them. The book explains how to counter the lies with facts.

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  • Adam
  • 03-11-2019

an amazing eye opener.

This book addresses a substantial amount of lunacy that continues to be pushed around. It's nice to see that there are actual researchers who disagree with the left's narrative as well.

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  • Fact addict
  • 29-08-2019

This book is a “Must miss!”

If it were possible to give this hysterical rant ZERO STARS, I would! It has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics.
The delivery is close to a scream, and the author has an obvious agenda. I don’t think there are ten sentences in the first few pages that do not have the word, “Left,” in them. Most people with an agenda attempt to appeal to the audience’s common sense, patriotism, intelligence, education, or some such, but this author blasts the reader/listener out of the water with continuous panicky accusations of inappropriate uses of the common term that is used so much today: “FAKE NEWS!!” Oh, my, everyone get the nooses and we will meet in the town square and string the bad guys up !
I am returning this pitiful excuse for a book. The chance may not come to me though, because it just might spontaneously combust from the contained hysterics within.
NOTE: I am a confirmed independent, and vote as I feel; I do not follow any one party’s total line; therefore I am insulted by this attempt to influence my thoughts by accusations of lemming-like behavior.
( I have not proofed this note: I am too irritated by the tone of this book to look at it any more than absolutely necessary.)

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  • Jason
  • 20-12-2017

some very interesting perspectives. some not so.

some very interesting perspectives but some were as questionable as the points he was trying to argue.