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Is This Wi-Fi Organic? A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online

Popular Science
By: Dave Farina(Author)
286 pages, 30 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Mango Media
Is This Wi-Fi Organic?
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  • Is This Wi-Fi Organic? ISBN: 9781642504156 Paperback Apr 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

We live in the internet age, where scams, frauds, fake-news, fake stories, fake science, and false narratives are everywhere. With the knowledge base gained from Dave Farina's simple explanations, learn to spot misinformation and lies on the internet before they spot you.

Is This Wi-Fi Organic? is a playful investigation of popular opinions and consumer trends that permeate our society. The organic craze has taken hold of grocery culture despite most being unable to define the term. Healers and quantum mystics of every flavor are securing their foothold alongside science-based medicine, in an unregulated and largely unchallenged landscape of unsubstantiated claims. Anti-science mentality is growing. Misleading popular opinions are used to sell you products and services that range from ineffectual to downright dangerous.

Learn how to separate fact from fiction. In Is This Wi-Fi Organic? Dave Farina, author and science communicator from the YouTube channel Professor Dave Explains offers easy-to-read lessons on basic scientific principles everyone should understand, and then uses them to expose threads of confusion among the public.

In Is This Wi-Fi Organic? of instruction blended with social commentary, learn:
- The real science behind semi-controversial health issues like drugs and vaccines
- What energy actually is, and how we use it each and every day
- A core of scientific knowledge that empowers you to spot misinformation, fake-news, fake science, and increase your critical thinking skills

Readers captivated by the scientific and critical thinking teachings in science books like Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan, or Calling Bullshit, will love Is This Wi-Fi Organic?

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Dave Farina has a BA in chemistry from Carleton College and an MA in science education from California State University, Northridge. After years of teaching chemistry in the classroom, he turned his attention to science communication in 2015, focusing primarily on his YouTube channel Professor Dave Explains.

Dave’s channel serves as a database of nearly a thousand tutorials in a wide variety of scientific fields. These educational videos have just enough detail to help struggling high school and undergraduate students and are visually engaging and general enough for any viewer who just wants to learn a few things.

Although Dave is passionate about helping students all over the world reach their academic and career goals, he is even more passionate about bestowing the public with basic science literacy. Anti-science sentiment has been growing in recent years, and it has demonstrated itself to be harmful to society. Dave is devoted to diagnosing and disarming common anti-science narratives and exposing pseudoscience wherever it crops up.

Popular Science
By: Dave Farina(Author)
286 pages, 30 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Mango Media
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"With undeniable charm and just the right amount of humor, Is This Wi Fi Organic? cuts through the chaos of both bombastic woo and pretentious scientific pomp to deliver a wonderfully rational discussion on some of the biggest misconceptions plaguing the publics' view of the discipline that is science. This book is sure to keep you laughing while also keeping you thinking. The contents of these pages will help the reader understand the power of science to help both humanity and the planet thrive."
– Matt Candeias, author of In Defense of Plants

"Dave Farina's diverting exploration of snake-oil science is a must-have for any family gathering – finally, you'll have the perfect (+ accurate) repartee for debunking MLM homeopathy and clarifying that a "chemical free" label is a misnomer."
– Zara Stone, author of The Future of Science is Female

"Scientific literacy is our best defense in an age of increasing disinformation. Dave Farina offers readers helpful mental frameworks to ascertain what is fact, and a cloak of protection against tempting fiction."
– Kellie Gerardi, Aerospace Professional and author of Not Necessarily Rocket Science

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