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- Fiction or nonfiction? See all answers
- June 7, 2011 by treshabarger
- Truth is scarier than fiction
Non-fiction. It's way scarier than fiction. For example:
The Poisoner's Handbook, Murder and the Birth of Forensic Science in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum. Who knew so many people would commit murder when poisons were easily available and not traceable? And what about the US government poisoning the industrial alcohol during Prohibition even though people died from drinks based on it?
Then there is Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies by Sherry Seethaler. Turns out everything the general public reads about science or health issues is abbreviated, skewed or flat out misrepresented. Medical or science journals cover studies fully, our newspapers and magazines do not. Shocking.
Truth is scarier than fiction.