The Lowest Common Reality

True, false, plausible? The biggest topics of discussion are scientifically examined

  • The new bestseller by science journalist Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
  • Hans Rosling’s "Factfulness" meets Giulia Enders’ "Darm mit Charme"
  • YouTube, TV, best-selling book: Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is present on all channels
  • More than 150,000 copies of “Komisch, alles chemisch!” sold

Out with half-truths and fake facts!

Climate, internet, coronavirus, conspiracy theories - the fact check

Facts, scientifically founded and clearly proven, are worth their weight in gold. Particularly when fake news, conspiracy theories or half-truths control the public discourse and an objective debate is no longer possible. Science journalist Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim clears up this state of affairs for the biggest topics of discussion. Seductively clear-sighted and wonderfully entertaining, she presents what cannot be objectively disputed and upon what we can agree. Moreover, she makes it clear where the facts stop and the scientific proof is lacking - where we can therefore completely rightly discuss our personal opinions with each other. An interesting and informative reality check, the best fake news detector for our post-fact age.

Topics: coronavirus and the relationship between politics and science; gender pay gap; homoeopathy and alternative medicine; sex and gender; compulsory vaccinations and big pharma; drugs; inherited intelligence; climate change and climate scepticism; video games and violence; scientific consensus.

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  • Publisher: Droemer HC
  • Release: 01.03.2021
  • 368 pages
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Die kleinste gemeinsame Wirklichkeit
Die kleinste gemeinsame Wirklichkeit
Thomas Duffé

Dr. Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

Dr Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is a chemist and science journalist. During her PhD, which she gained from Harvard University, she started the YouTube channel, “The Secret Life Of Scientists” and in doing so started her mission to spread science like a “pest” throughout the country. She is now following this goal using all means: as the successor to Ranga Yogeshwar, she presents the WDR science show “Quarks”. For “funk”, the online offering of ARD and ZDF, she produces the YouTube channel “maiLab” which has won many awards including the 2018 Grimme Online Award. In the same year, she was the first YouTuber to receive the Georg-von-Holtzbrinck-Preis for her talent of sharing knowledge that corresponds to the contemporary zeitgeist.