Is the science in "The Answer" brilliant or rubbish?
June 10, 2009 9:25 AM Subscribe
The book "The Answer" by John Assaraf and Murray Smith has a lot of neuroscience in it... but is it brilliant or rubbish?
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A friend recommended me the book "The Answer" by John Assaraf and Murray Smith and I've started reading it... but ... The first few chapters present themselves as science but I can't work out whether it's real and good science and therefore amazing, or whether it's pseudo-science (like all the laughable TV ads for shampoo and skin creams) and utter rubbish.
There's a fair amount of hyperbole but I can read past that. And it's got some very interesting things to say about power of positive thinking and so on, but how seriously should I be taking it?
Has anyone out there read it? Anyone have an opinion that they can back up with some sort of evidence?