Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World

Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World


By (author) Phil Edwards

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  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 20mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Holbrook, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1440527016
  • ISBN 13: 9781440527012
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 157,191

Product description

The universe is like a really big world filled with really difficult questions and lots of comets. Fake Science 101 is here to tackle those questions that are too tough to really answer. Like why is the sky blue? Where did the dinosaurs go? And what's with Einstein's hair? If you love Fake Science on the World Wide Web, you will love it even more on paper.* This cutting-edge volume shares the freshest discoveries to date made by the Fake Science lab--and completely ignores the sneers from the scientific community over its lack of research. Fake Science 101 is your go-to textbook for when the facts are just too confusing. *Unless you are a tree.

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Author information

Phil Edwards, Senior Fake Scientist, has been running "Fake Science" since March 2010. The explosive growth of the site has kept him Twittering, illustrating, and doing Google searches for his own name ever since. He does the graphic design and illustration for his company, Lonely CEO Media. His scientific training includes Physics in the Arts and Zoology 101, for which he attended exactly one lecture and received a solid B.

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"Plenty of fun and games and charts and tongue-in-cheekiness, the book is snazzily packaged in keeping with today's viral needs." --"The Atlantic Wire""A few years back we wrote about a hilarious blog called "Fake Science," which deals in intentional pseudo-science. Now, the creator of that blog is unleashing "Fake Science 101," a 272-page textbook for the fake-fact-loving science nerd in all of us. I had a chance to read the book. It's really funny and packed with fantastically colorful and exceptionally fake pictures and diagrams." --"Mental Floss""It has been a big summer for Tumblr books and the most recent, "Fake Science 101," might be the best of the lot." --Forbes.com"Phil Edwards' raucously wrong and ticklingly funny textbook "Fake Science 101" ... is filled with boatloads of falsehoods and an array of pseudo-scientific recommendations that would undoubtedly prompt a preponderance of lawsuits should they actually be taken seriously. Luckily, the book is clearly labeled as utterly, ridiculously phony." --RealClearScience.com"Think "The Daily Show" meets Bill Nye and voil&#224! You've got "Fake Science 101."" --"BusinessInsider"""Fake Science" has long been a quality source of 'brilliantly false' scientifically-flavored information that no one in their right mind would mistake for fact." --Gawker"To complex scientific phenomena that others approach with rigorous experiments and a steadfast belief in the reliability of the scientific method, he parachutes in with a disregard for data and a love for the absurd. In other words, unlike most of the people mentioned on this blog, Edwards isn't a real scientist. He's a fake scientist." --Smithsonian Surprising Science Blog"Phil Edwards might not know a lot about biology, physics or chemistry, but when it comes to fake science, he's an undisputed leader." --WBEZ - Chicago"The 272-page textbook is similar to other fake textbooks like Jon Stewart's "America," and it will help you get an A+ in biology if you went to the evangelical Christian high school I graduated from. The amusing infographics of the "Fake Science" website are what attracted me to this book." --Uproxx Gamma Squad

Table of contents

Geology: Some People Spend Their Lives Studying Rocks; Chemistry: The Spills, Explosions, and Terrible Smells that Make Our World; Physics: What The Government Wants You To Believe About Gravity; Biology: The Only Way To Get Nudity In A Textbook; Astronomy: A Whole Universe of Things That You'll Never Actually Be Affected By.