Bogus Science: Or, Some People Really Believe These Things

Bogus Science: Or, Some People Really Believe These Things

by John Grant

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ISBN-13: 9781904332312
Publisher: AAPPL
Publication date: 05/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,198,220
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

We pride ourselves on the scientific culture in which we live, but is it really so scientific? Is it not the truth that large parts of our society are awash with ideas and preconceptions that could not be further divorced from science, even though often they're wrongly or fraudulently described as "scientific"?John Grant, author of the highly successful books Discarded Science and Corrupted Science, now turns his attention to the bogus that too often dons the mantle of science from pyramidology to The Secret’s putative "Law of Attraction", from the widespread but misplaced certainty that the paranormal has been proven to the search for Bigfoot, Atlantis, perpetual-motion machines and human features on the surface of Mars. In a text full of witty observations, delightful asides and deft skewerings, he is unafraid to speak truth to some of our most powerful false beliefs.

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Bogus Science: Or, Some People Really Believe These Things 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Fledgist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An examination, wittily written, of irrational beliefs masquerading as science (or presented as science).
Devil_llama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun exploration of the strange and weird things that some people believe, and think are supported by science. A good introduction to how to think about weird things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago