30 Day Book Challenge // 27

Book that has been on your “to read” list the longest.

Bad Pharma | Ben GoldacreThis book was recommended to me by a friend.  I keep meaning to buy it but refuse to pay full price for it. Maybe I will get lucky and come across it in a charity shop.

Bad Pharma explores the pharmaceutical industry, its relationship with the medical profession, and the extent to which it controls academic research into its own products. Goldacre argues in the book that “the whole edifice of medicine is broken,” because the evidence on which it is based is systematically distorted by the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Goldacre shows that the true scale of this disaster fully reveals itself only when the details are untangled. He believes we should all be able to understand precisely how data manipulation works and how research misconduct on a global scale affects us. In his own words, “the tricks and distortions documented in these pages are beautiful, intricate, and fascinating in their details.”

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13 Responses to “30 Day Book Challenge // 27”

    • bluchickenninja

      Thats really funny. Bad Science is one of the books I keep coming across in charity shops but never buy. I will be picking it up next time I see it. Thanks.

    • bluchickenninja

      I’m sorry but do you actually know what plagiarism is? I didn’t get the idea for the 30 Day Book Challenge from you. I thought that would be quite obvious from the fact I posted about it on the 31st of October while your post is dated the 2nd of November.

      I first found Becky’s blog at the start of October and decided then that I would do the challenge. Becky even states on her blog that the challenge is not entirely her own idea and that there are a number of other 30 day book challenges like it. She also says “Why not try it for yourself?”.

      I find it ironic that you are trying to accuse me of plagiarism while you never included a pingback to becky’s blog and tried to claim her 30 day book challenge as your own.

      • Forestwoodfolkart

        It was always Becky’s 2013 challenge that I resurrected and there is my pingback on my and Becky’s page. My challenge was only the ‘resurrected’ 30 day challenge for November 2014. I also had a pingback for you that I added after my first few posts on the challenge, that I found when I I went exploring on the wordpress reader a week or so in, to see if anyone had taken up my offer, and that is when I found you. I had hoped it would grow to be a community of people talking about books though comments and pingbacks and I have had lovely discussions with some other bloggers. I removed the link to your blog later. Pingbacks are such a great way to build a community and you can see my pingback on Becky’s blog prior to the start of November. And I definitely know what plagiarism is, as I have successfully had a Youtube video removed due to copyright infringement. Just beware that people will pinch your stuff on the net, it happens so often, when I simple source credit can avoid a lot of heartache.

        • bluchickenninja

          Okay. I don’t understand what you are trying to say then. You said I should leave a pingback to the creator of the challenge which I did.

          You said you were trying to create a community of people doing the 30 day challenge but that doesn’t mean I have to take part. I am bad enough with keeping up to date with my own blog, I simply didn’t have the time to join in with a community of other bloggers. But I would always have a look if I found a post about the 30 day book challenge.

          I have also had many lovely conversations with my followers about books. I know some of my followers have bought books based on my recommendations, but I am not very good at actually going out and looking for other bloggers to talk to.

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