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Is This Wi-Fi Organic? is about science that affects us all. Science is the study of everything around us. But one impressive scientific breakthrough, the internet, has pervaded and encapsulated popular culture, and it is also making it harder and harder to know what is true - and what is not.

Learn how to separate internet fact from fiction. We live in the information age, giving us access to every datum ever collected and every opinion its originator thought fit to share. But with this newfound access to information comes a new challenge. Namely, how can you tell what information is true and what is false? In Is This Wi-Fi Organic? Dave Farina, author and science expert from the YouTube channel Professor Dave Explains, is here to help you fight confirmation bias and logical fallacies. In this book of science essays, you will learn:

  • The real science behind controversial health issues like medications and vaccines
  • What energy actually is-and how we use it each and every day
  • A core of scientific knowledge, from biochemistry and molecular biology to theoretical physics, that will help you pull truths from the weeds of misinformation and outright lies
©2020 Dave Farina (P)2021 Tantor

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Empowering Book!

This book/audio book educates the reader on how to spot disinformation in society. Essential reading in this increasingly difficult to understand world. The author also has an educational YouTube channel - Professor Dave Explains. Do the world a favor and buy some books as really early x-mas gifts for those friends that we all have who have little to no understanding of science and fall prey to pseudoscience. Dave is an excellent science communicator who can break down science to its basics so anyone can understand it.

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  • freelian
  • 2021-04-13

Breath of Fresh Air

Coming from a family who believe in mysticism in one form of another, this is a very refreshing book to listen to. It is great to hear that the world has rules and that things can be measured. That modern science has not proven that our conscious observations manipulate reality.

Not sure how many true believers in mysticism will be impacted by this book, but it great for those of us who have to deal with these believers on a regular basis.

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  • James
  • 2021-04-11

Dave eviscerates alternative medicine

Dave is the king of plain language debunking. This book eviscerates alternative medicine by teaching the tiniest bit of basic chemistry. Given the title, I wish he'd taken the Organic industry to task a little bit more. It was sort of a short book, there was room for more. Hopefully Dave will write more.

One mistake I caught was that, in discussing marijuana, schedule 1 drugs were conflated with "the most addictive" which is not how the classification works. The classification is actually "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse" which fit marijuana at the time of its classification into schedule 1. The high potential for abuse is still there. This isn't contradicted by its being less addictive than other substances in the same class.

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  • Jordan Cline
  • 2021-11-16

Requires Nonexistant Supplemental Material

The overall presentation of the subject matter was great. However, there are references to images and formulae which are only able to be viewed in the Kindle and Physical versions of the book. There IS a method of giving access to supplemental PDFs, as is found with other scientific/historical Audiobooks, and I'm very surprised there is no such option available with this title in particular.

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  • Marsha L. Woerner
  • 2021-05-14

Definitely worthwhile,, but too scientific

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Hard to rate; although I was already aware of most of what he said, it was good information, but I think it went too far into the actual science and biochemistry for the title. It was fairly interesting, but I'm not sure that it was appropriate. I highly recommend it, but maybe under a different title and subtittle , maybe something like "The science and Biochemical methodology for spotting misleading science online". I don't know, maybe that's a little too much, but "A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online" doesn't indicate the scientific depth of the book.
Still, a worrthwhile read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-12

So much more than what the funny title indicates.

I've been a fan of the author for quite some time now, and I jumped on the book as soon as I saw it on Audible. Now that I'm done with it I can gladly say that it was an easy and fun listening experience.

The information and entertainment Dave Farina has shared for years online through Youtube is absolutely marvelous, and now much of that has been condensed into this splendid book. This is one of those books that I'll recommend to everyone - simply because it leaves you with much of the knowledge and wisdom needed to deal with the chaos and misinformation of modern life.

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  • Daniel
  • 2021-04-29

It addresses woo peddlers

It’s a clear take down off Woo peddlers. Helpful for the next time that someone try’s to tell you about their water that has positive vibrations.

Though I did feel guilty for buying the book and putting money in Daves pocket as he seemed to have an anti capitalist bent in the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-01

interesting

it didn't dive super deep but he says he isn't. very good though loved it