Is That A Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, And The Real Science Of Everyday Life
Dr. Joseph Schwarcz is a sessional instructor of Chemistry at McGill University. He is the director of McGill’s Office for Science and Society (OSS), an organization dedicated to debunking pseudoscientific myths as well as improving scientific literacy.
This book is divided into three sections (aside from the intro), black, grey, and white.
The black section of the book covers quackery that is outrageous and obviously false, such as “double helix water,” the HCG weight-loss scheme, and a guy who has made millions by staring at people.
The grey section of the book covers topics that are a bit less obvious and that the public often gets confused about. He does a great detailed dive into topics such as antioxidants and coconut oil (and much more), separating facts from fiction.
In the last section of the book, the white section, he covers interesting chemistry facts that any science buff will love.