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Galileo's Revenge

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ISBN13: 9780465026241
ISBN: 0465026249
Published: June 2001
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Format: Paperback
Price: £13.99



A scathing indictment of the growing role of junk science in our courtrooms. Peter W. Huber shows how time and again lawyers have usedand the courts have acceptedspurious claims by so-called expert witnesses to win astronomical judgments that have bankrupted companies, driven doctors out of practice, and deprived us all of superior technologies and effective, life-saving therapies.

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Contents:
Introduction * The Lawyer And The Scientist Trade Places Liability Science: Better Living Through Litigation The Science of Things That Arent So: Junk Science and Its Origins * Law And Pseudoscience The Midas Touch: How Money Causes Disease Sudden Acceleration: Runaway Panic in the Mass Media Gadgets and Knives: Cashing in on Magical Cures No Immunity: Chemicals Cause Everything Nausea: The Massed Legal Attack The Paranoia Plebiscite: The Legal Pursuit of Fad Terrors Harmonious Coupling: Ignoring the Environment * The Rule Of Fact The Cargo Cult: Does Liability Science Work? Stopping Points: Confronting Malpractice on the Witness Stand Science and Certitude