The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong Reasons
Is drug addiction really a disease? Is sexuality inborn and fixed or mutable? Science is where we often turn when we can't achieve moral clarity. In The Noble Lie, acclaimed and controversial science writer Gary Greenberg shows how scientists try to use their findings to resolve the dilemmas raised by some of the most hotly contested issues of our time, from gay rights to euthanasia and the drug war. He reveals how their answers often turn out to be more fiction than science—and explores whether they cause more harm than good.
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Review: The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong ReasonsUser Review - Chessa - Goodreads
thought-provoking study of illness, addiction, self-control, medication/medicalization of diseases of the mind and behavior. Read full review
Review: The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong ReasonsUser Review - Scott - Goodreads
An interesting book but sadly indulges in psuedu-scientific examinations of several major medical conditions, addiction, depression, sexuality, etc. The premise of the book is to demonstrate that the ... Read full review