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14 Mar 2005
Scientific Blunders - Robert Youngson - Robinson 1998
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The old saw of not judging a book by its cover is particularly true of this one. The subtitle - "a brief history of how wrong scientists can sometimes be" and the blurb on the back might lead one to assume that it will be an anti-science (and probably pro-religion) rant. This isn't in fact the case - Youngson is quite respectful of science, and actually wrote the book in order to facilitate public understanding. Sadly, the way that he has chosen and organised his material means that he has not achieved his aim.
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