This book takes these revelations one step further. In accessible language, it provides the scientific underpinning for the Greeks' philosophy of "do no harm to any animal, human or not," by examining paediatrics, diseases of the brain, new surgical techniques, in vitro research, the human genome and proteome projects, and an array of scientific and technological breakthroughs.
"It describes exactly why medical research on nonhuman animals is corrupt, bad science, and just plain wrong....Specious Science is a brave work." "In Specious Science, the Greeks have built an unassailable case against the animal 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 archaic use of animals in medical research." - Gene Brewer, author of the K-PAX trilogy "In Specious Science the Greeks demonstrate that the deeper and more extensively anyone digs into the medical literature, the more scientific evidence s/he can unearth demonstrating that animal experimentation is not only unnecessary but can be misleading and even dangerous when its findings are applied to human conditions." - The Civil Abolitionist (Civitas) "Specious Science dares to burst open the doors of the vivisectors' world to reveal their murk and deception, motivations and lies. It describes exactly why medical research on nonhuman animals is corrupt, bad science, and just plain wrong .Specious Science is a brave work." - Vegan Voice "Greek and Greek's specific examples of drugs that had to be withdrawn from human use because of the side effects that did not show up in animal trials (and vice versa, examples of valuable drugs that harm animals but not humans) are particularly thought provoking." - KLIATT "For animal rights readers. Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students; two-year technical program students."
Choice, October 2002