Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence

Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence

by S. Anthony Barnett
     
 

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Distinguishing between true science and superstition, magic, charlatantry, and pseudobiology, this guide to what true science really is and what it can do offers explanations for and rational responses to common misconceptions about science. A number of popular but erroneous beliefs, such as the idea that "statistically significant" means "proved" or the idea that… See more details below

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Distinguishing between true science and superstition, magic, charlatantry, and pseudobiology, this guide to what true science really is and what it can do offers explanations for and rational responses to common misconceptions about science. A number of popular but erroneous beliefs, such as the idea that "statistically significant" means "proved" or the idea that cloning can yield an accurate replica of a particular person, are scrutinized from a scientific point of view. The struggles of scientists, the contrasting roles of logic and intuition, and the moral implications of certain sciences are discussed, as are the attributes that make true science distinctive as a practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781865081229
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)

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