‘Much Wackiness, Some Plausible’
I enjoyed this. There are some wacky ideas out there with just a shred of evidence to make people think they are plausible, so it’s nice to see a more sceptical, scientific approach.
I particularly liked the chapter on oil, and how it may not come from organic matter (‘fossil fuel’ indeed…) It was certainly interesting to see the evidence laid out in that way. I still have no idea if it’s true or not, and I don’t think there’s been much change in the consensus since this book was released in 2002, but I did find it fascinating.