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Specious Science: Why Experiments on Animals Harm Humans

by C Ray Greek and Jean Swingle Greek - £23.99  Continuum International Publishing Group (2003)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780826415387 | ISBN 10: 0826415385

In accessible language, this persuasive book provides the scientific underpinning for the Greeks' philosophy of do no harm to any animal, human or not. The Greeks show that the "great divide" between species makes extrapolation from one group to another utterly invalid. As they did in their first book, Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals, the Greeks blow the lid off the "specious science" we actually have been culturally conditioned to accept.

"In 'Specious Science' the Greeks have built an unassailable case against the animal rights model as a logical and scientific basis for progress in modern medicine. This book ought to be read by every physician and medical researcher. One hopes also that it will be read by every employee of the FDA and NIH, and every legislator responsible for funding these agencies, which still make decisions based on the arcaic use of animals in medical research."
(Gene Brewer, author of the K-PAX trilogy.)

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