Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
by Paul A. Offit
Published: April 2017
Scientific progress is a double-edged sword; behind the advancement of knowledge is shadow of unforeseen consequence. This book aims to break down seven of the worst, most destructive fallouts of the 20th century. Extremely well-researched, each chapter presents the technical and historical contexts of the ‘discoveries’ as well as their repercussions to modern day. That said, this is far from anti-science, rather, an honest look at what happens when healthcare, nationalism, activism and even environmentalism go unchecked by data.
5 out of 5 stars: Listened to this in the car on a drive up and down from Dallas, A++ roadtrip material — it sparks some really fun, albeit heated, discussions.