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

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

by Stanton T. Friedman MSc, Kathleen Marden
     
 

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

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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:
06/20/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
383,591
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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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