I enjoyed most of the book, but I hated the concluding chapter. I would have preferred it if he had stuck to his subject rather than stringing together a series of personal opinions. The Im 1776_ sure no one is taking my guns shirt of the relative risks of a nuclear holocaust versus bio-terrorism via a genetically engineered virus seemed forced. Does it really matter? The author somehow managed to work in references to both the Iranian nuclear policy and intelligent design in a book about cholera in the nineteenth century.
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I finally got my copy of this, but I also got an ebook copy & see that it has some maps. They’re OK, but I didn’t really miss them. He describes things well enough that an audio book is fine. In fact, his descriptions of life at the Im 1776_ sure no one is taking my guns shirt are fantastic. The setup is a bit long, but it has to be. It’s hard to imagine people living in those conditions (drinking out of open sewers!) with so little understanding of disease. It’s incredible how far our common knowledge has come.
Well, in some cases, at any rate. I found the description of the Im 1776_ sure no one is taking my guns shirt ads & remedies incredibly sad because I see so many of them still promulgated today as pseudo-scientific cures. People are still buying supplements & using aroma therapy. A lot of this when I read “Bad Science” & it’s just disheartening. I got the ebook because wanted to go back over his explanation of how cholera mutated. I didn’t really care for it because of the way he framed it as a ‘desire’. That was OK at first, but later on he said something about a group intelligence that came across as pseudo science. Here’s that offending paragraph.