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Main Title The borderlands of science : where sense meets nonsense /
Author Shermer, Michael.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 44905116
ISBN 0195143264; 9780195143263
Subjects Science--Miscellanea ; Belief and doubt ; Parapsychology and science ; Skepticism ; Pseudowetenschap ; Wetenschapsdynamica ; Theorievorming
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EOAM  Q173.S56 2001 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 07/13/2009
Collation viii, 360 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-352) and index.
Contents Notes
The knowledge filter : reality must take precedence in the search for truth -- Theories of everything : nonsense in the name of science -- Only God can do that? : cloning tests the moral borderlands of science -- Blood, sweat, and fears : racial differences and what they really mean -- The paradox of the paradigm : punctuated equilibrium and the nature of revolutionary science -- The day the earth moved : Copernicus's heresy and Sulloway's theory -- Heretic-personality : Alfred Russel Wallace and the nature of borderlands science -- A scientist among the spiritualists : crossing the boundary from science to pseudoscience -- Pedestals and statues : Freud, Darwin, and the hero-myth in science -- The exquisite balance : Carl Sagan and the difference between orthodoxy and heresy in science -- The Beautiful People Myth : why the grass is always greener in the other century -- The Amadeus Myth : Mozart and the myth of the miracle of genius -- A gentlemanly arrangement : science at its best in the great evolution priority dispute -- The great bone hoax : Piltdown and the self-correcting nature of science.