Reviews of Uncertain Science ... Uncertain World
"...Pollack's writing is clear, and should change the way that both
policymakers and the general public evaluate scientific developments, especially
those associated with global climate change."
Science and Theology News
"Pollack has a pleasant style and a light touch...an informative
and enlightening account of how science works in practice and how scientists learn
to be at ease in an uncertain universe."
"...a primer in very basic thinking about probability. It should be compulsory
reading for journalists - who wouldn't necessarily get to the end voluntarily."
" Uncertain Science...Uncertain World proves that what we don't know
is a vital ingredient in science's growth."
ScientificAmerican Book Club
"Pollack's book is one of the best ever written on the subject
"Pollack provides a tremendous service with his clear exposition
of scientific uncertainty."
This is a brilliant book: probably the best in its field since [Carl Sagan's] The
Demon Haunted World ... I have rarely seen public understanding of science communication
explained as lucidly..."
" Uncertain Science...Uncertain World is extremely well written and compulsive reading."
"One of the strong points of this book is the author's fusion of his extensive
scientific experience and broadly based professional judgment with a keen sense of
intellectual propriety and of ethics - not just scientific ethics in the narrow sense,
but the ethics of the use of science in support of the broader human enterprise."
"Pollack has written a much needed book which explodes the
popular notions about science, whilst using plain English and dispassionate reasoning
in order to build up the public's understanding and confidence into how science works."
"...this book gets a bonus star because its message is too important to ignore..."
"This book should be read by anyone who has ever wondered how
there can still be uncertainty in a society as technologically advanced as ours.
The writing is clear and engaging and the book is difficult to put down."
"...an excellent popular science book that deserves to be very widely read."
"Summing up: Highly recommended - all levels."