We know it’s a bit late for year-end lists but we did want to point out that the editors of Seed included Paul Offit’s Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure on their list of outstanding book releases of 2008.
The editors write:
In a perfect world, the public’s knowledge would mirror the scientific consensus. In Autism’s False Prophets, vaccine expert Offit dissects how shady lawyers, suspect science, self-interested politicians, and equivocating journalists have derailed this hope, convincing millions that vaccines cause autism even as the scientific community has proven the theory false. More than a book about a disease, it is an ode to uncorrupted science and a cautionary tale that data alone is never enough.