The history of science has been fraught with persecution, fraud, and ignorance on a massive scale. (But that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it!)
Bad Science: A Brief History of Bizarre Misconceptions, Totally Wrong Conclusions, and Incredibly Stupid Theories takes a humorous look at bloodletting, alchemy, quack devices, the worship of meteorites, faked data, secret testing on people, and all kinds of really ridiculous ideas.
Winner of the Silver Medal for Humor in the 2011 Independent Publishers Awards.
Table of Contents
Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals
Birth, Contraception, and Sex
Geology, Paleontology, Archaeology (and other things found in dirt)
Astronomy and the Space Program
Scientists, Heredity, DNA, Firearms, and Everything Else that didn't Fit into Previous Categories