Science Was Wrong: Startling Truths About Cures, Theories, and Inventions They Declared Impossible / Edition 1

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Overview

Two months before the Wright brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk, a top scientist declared that "no possible combination of known substances can be united in a practical [flying] machine..."

Germ theory was first advanced in ancient Sanskrit texts thousands of years ago, but wasn't widely accepted until late in the 19th century.

Space travel was declared "utter bilge" in 1956 by the British Astronomer Royal, one of a long line of scientists who "proved" it was impossible.

Throughout history, it has been difficult, even impossible, to promote the acceptance of new discoveries. Yet during the last two centuries, there has been a veritable explosion of new cures, theories, techniques, and inventions that have revolutionized aviation, space travel, communications, medicine, and warfare. Most of them, of course, were deemed "impossible."

Science Was Wrong is a fascinating collection of stories about the pioneers who created or thought up the "impossible" cures, theories, and inventions "they" said couldn't work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601631022
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/20/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 439,010
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author


Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Chicago. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by major industrial companies working in highly advanced, classified nuclear programs and is the author of Flying Saucers and Science and coauthor of Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. Friedman has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, including four times on Larry King Live and in many documentaries. He lives in Canada.

Kathleen Marden was trained as a social scientist and educator and holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire. For 10 years she served as the international director of field investigator training for the Mutual UFO Network. A coauthor of Captured! Marden has appeared in many television documentaries and radio programs and lectured throughout the United States. She resides in Stratham, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Aerospace

1 Aviation 15

2 Space 29

3 Jupiter and Earth 41

Technology

4 Communications 55

5 Cold Fusion or Fraud? 67

Medicine

6 Politics, Personalities, and Childbed Fever 81

7 The Smallpox Wars 95

8 The Hemophilia Holocaust 109

Politics

9 The Eugenics Movement in America 125

10 Methyl-Mercury in the Food Chain 139

11 Global Warming: Man or Nature? 155

Frontiers of Science

12 Extraordinary Visual Feats: Psi Phenomena 169

13 UFOs 183

14 The Conundrum of Alien Abduction 197

Afterword 211

Notes 213

Bibliography 223

Index 247

About the Author 253

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