Unfortunately, since a lot of internet content is quickly consumed, an almost 300 page book seems a little tedious to read once the initial novelty of the idea wears off There are certainly a lot of amusing bits in this book, but they tend to be lost in the noise of it all as the joke is repeated over and over again Because it s satire, knowledge of the factual science behind the jokes of Fake Science is almost necessary so the joke can be understood Even though the parody of a textbook is well done, the problem with this is you re essentially reading a textbook from cover to cover.
Adding to the difficulty of just sitting down and reading a whole chapter is the fact that the satire almost makes it read like a mixture of science propaganda which is inexplicably obsessed with tanning salons and your wise ass drunk uncle who heard about science second hand and now thinks he s an expert in it By the end of the book, you re just tired of reading a printed out section of the internet and merely want to go back to watching videos of cats.
A book for those who want a few science related jokes and laughs amidst the dry formatting of a textbook, I give Fake Science 101 3.
0 stars out of 5.
The Universe Is Like A Really Big World Filled With Really Difficult Questions And Lots Of Comets Fake Science 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 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 Is Your Go To Textbook For When The Facts Are Just Too Confusing Unless You Are A Tree I don t think I suffer from a sense of humour failure but this one really passed me by Heavy handed, not even puerile, so unfunny I was left puzzled two examples of many that didn t do it for me traffic jams are related to science, since they give you time to perform complex equations and question your existence scientific fact fish breathe using gills, which is why they re able to smoke without getting lung cancer You might disagree.
Great repository of facts and knowledge Has allowed me to properly prepare for my doctoral thesis A true reference I consult daily.