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Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science

Luke O'Neill

A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards

In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them.

Covering topics from global pandemics to gender, addiction to euthanasia, Luke O’Neill’s easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial topics human beings have to grapple with, Never Mind the B#ll*ocks, Here’s the Science is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink.

‘A celebration of scientific fact in an era characterised by nebulous subjectivity’ Irish Times

First published:
November 4, 2021

Category:
Non-fiction

Reviews for Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science

‘A celebration of scientific fact in an era characterised by nebulous subjectivity’ – Irish Times

‘A fabulous book’ – Pat Kenny

‘O’Neill distils the potentially esoteric into something understandable and engaging‘ –The Times Ireland

Author

Luke O’Neill

Professor Luke O’Neill is a world-renowned immunologist and Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. In 2016 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society for his innovative work on the human immune system. Never Mind the B#ll*cks was a number one bestseller in Ireland, and won the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. 

James Lindsay

James Lindsay is a mathematician with a background in physics and founder of New Discourses (newdiscourses.com). He is interested in the psychology of religion, authoritarianism, and extremism. His books include Everybody Is Wrong about God, Life in Light of Death, and How to Have Impossible Conversations. His essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Philosophers’ Magazine, Scientific American, and Time. He led the Grievance Studies Affair probe that made international headlines in 2018, including the front page of the New York Times. He lives in Tennessee and can be found on Twitter @ConceptualJames.