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Discarded Science

Discarded Science Author John Grant
ISBN-10 1904332498
Release 2006
Pages 336
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A trawl through the history of those scientific ideas which seemed plausible, at least to some, but turned out to be wrong. Includes flat earth, hollow earth, lost worlds and bizarre ideas about evolution; Piltdown man and other scams; alchemy, aliens, humours and homunculi. A feast of curiosities.



Bogus Science

Bogus Science Author John Grant
ISBN-10 1904332870
Release 2009
Pages 304
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An exploration of pseudoscience looks at such topics as the power of crystals, the UFO phenomenon, and the interpretation of the Bible as accurate science.



Corrupted Science

Corrupted Science Author John Grant
ISBN-10 9781947071032
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 448
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A searing exposé of the misuses and misrepresentations of science from the time of Galileo continuing through to the present day, this new edition includes updates on the asbestos industry, the chemicals industry, the sugar industry, the agriculture industry (the abuse of antibiotics), and the automobile industry (lead in gasoline). The final chapter has been expanded to include the full-blooded assault on science mounted by the Trump administration.



Brain powered Science

Brain powered Science Author Thomas O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781936137756
Release 2010
Pages 386
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Brain powered Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Brain powered Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Brain powered Science book for free.



More Brain powered Science

More Brain powered Science Author Thomas O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781936137497
Release 2011
Pages 330
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The inquiry-based lessons and related extension activities can serve as the framework for professional development collaborations or as a supplement to conventional preservice science teaching methods courses.



Denying Science

Denying Science Author John Grant
ISBN-10 9781616144005
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 374
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Is global warming just scaremongering by climatologists conspiring to protect their jobs? Is evolution "just a theory"? Is autism caused by vaccinations? The answer to all of these questions is, of course, no. The scientific evidence is now in, and it’s conclusive, on these and many more issues that are fundamental to our knowledge and wellbeing. But you’d never know this if all of your information came from the popular media or your upbringing and immediate circle of influence didn’t include critical thinking and basic scientific literacy. As this witty book with a very serious message shows, our culture has in recent decades been characterized by a widespread antagonism toward science and the not-always-welcome messages it brings. Large sections of the supposedly sophisticated populations in the developed nations are in an active state of denial. Not only do they deny scientific evidence but they also call into question the very competence of science as a descriptor of reality. In short, they deny reality. The author surveys the gamut of clearly unscientific ideas concerning the food we eat, the medicines and potions we are either afraid of or advised to take, our sex preferences, and a host of other issues that are raised by various panics, urban legends, and a general climate of misinformation. He also examines how special interests, from agribusiness to pharmaceutical companies to creationists, actively work to distort or suppress scientific findings. While the tendency may be to laugh at some of the ridiculous notions catalogued in the author's overview of bogus ideas, the overall picture he creates is anything but funny. This book reminds the reader that the future of free, increasingly complex societies depends on an educated citizenry that is able to think clearly and critically based on reliable information. From the Hardcover edition.



History of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology

History of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology Author Edwin R. Wallace
ISBN-10 0387347089
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 862
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This book chronicles the conceptual and methodological facets of psychiatry and medical psychology throughout history. There are no recent books covering so wide a time span. Many of the facets covered are pertinent to issues in general medicine, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and the social sciences today. The divergent emphases and interpretations among some of the contributors point to the necessity for further exploration and analysis.



Even More Brain powered Science

Even More Brain powered Science Author Thomas O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781936137503
Release 2011
Pages 294
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The third of Thomas OOCOBrienOCOs books designed for 5OCo12 grade science teachers, Even More Brain-Powered Science uses questions and inquiry-oriented discrepant eventsOCoexperiments or demonstrations in which the outcomes are not what students expectOCoto dispute misconceptions and challenge students to think about, discuss, and examine the real outcomes of the experiments. OOCOBrien has developed interactive activitiesOComany of which use inexpensive materialsOCoto engage the natural curiosity of both teachers and students and create new levels of scientific understanding."



Corrupted Science

Corrupted Science Author John Grant
ISBN-10 9781947071032
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 448
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A searing exposé of the misuses and misrepresentations of science from the time of Galileo continuing through to the present day, this new edition includes updates on the asbestos industry, the chemicals industry, the sugar industry, the agriculture industry (the abuse of antibiotics), and the automobile industry (lead in gasoline). The final chapter has been expanded to include the full-blooded assault on science mounted by the Trump administration.



Pandora s Lab

Pandora s Lab Author Paul A. Offit
ISBN-10 9781426217982
Release 2017
Pages 287
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Exploring the most fascinating and significant scientific missteps, the author presents seven cautionary lessons to separate good science from bad.



Biomythology

Biomythology Author David Cook
ISBN-10 9781524601829
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 422
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Is the life unexamined by the fMRI not worth living? Can biology replace the humanities in capturing what it means to be human? Biomythology levels the playing field of skepticism, doing for Darwin and science what Richard Dawkins has attempted for God and religion. This irreverent romp reasons: "Once upon a time there were nine planetsscientific truth rests on the faith that future discoveries will not turn today's facts into tomorrow's fairytales." "Science is the art of arranging observations to fit theory. When applied to alter minds rather than matter, the evidence can be as convincing as a serial killer's smile on your first date." "With prenatal testing building better bell curves by controlling the gateway to our brave new world, eugenics is thriving." Biomythology will teach the skeptic to recognize over twenty rhetorical devices of scientific persuasion that can be borrowed to change our worldviews rather than the world we view.



Debunk It

Debunk It Author John Grant
ISBN-10 9781936976690
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 228
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We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down. So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this is the book for you. Debunk It is the ultimate guide for young readers seeking a firmer footing in a world that's full of holes.



Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine Author Christopher Wanjek
ISBN-10 0471463159
Release 2003-04-07
Pages 288
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"Christopher Wanjek uses a take-no-prisoners approach in debunking the outrageous nonsense being heaped on a gullible public in the name of science and medicine. Wanjek writes with clarity, humor, and humanity, and simultaneously informs and entertains." -Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher, Skeptic magazine; monthly columnist, Scientific American; author of Why People Believe Weird Things Prehistoric humans believed cedar ashes and incantations could cure a head injury. Ancient Egyptians believed the heart was the center of thought, the liver produced blood, and the brain cooled the body. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was a big fan of bloodletting. Today, we are still plagued by countless medical myths and misconceptions. Bad Medicine sets the record straight by debunking widely held yet incorrect notions of how the body works, from cold cures to vaccination fears. Clear, accessible, and highly entertaining, Bad Medicine dispels such medical convictions as: * You only use 10% of your brain: CAT, PET, and MRI scans all prove that there are no inactive regions of the brain . . . not even during sleep. * Sitting too close to the TV causes nearsightedness: Your mother was wrong. Most likely, an already nearsighted child sits close to see better. * Eating junk food will make your face break out: Acne is caused by dead skin cells, hormones, and bacteria, not from a pizza with everything on it. * If you don't dress warmly, you'll catch a cold: Cold viruses are the true and only cause of colds. Protect yourself and the ones you love from bad medicine-the brain you save may be your own.



The Barmaid s Brain

The Barmaid s Brain Author Jay Ingram
ISBN-10 0716747022
Release 2001-11-06
Pages 288
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"Some of the little-known quirks of science, from why we laugh to why moths fly to the light, to how slinging drinks affects both memory and perception in a barmaid's brain (for the better!)."--Jacket.



The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Author Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN-10 9780226458144
Release 2012-04-18
Pages 264
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.



The School Science Review

The School Science Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121762962
Release 2006
Pages
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The School Science Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The School Science Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The School Science Review book for free.



American theories of polygenesis

American theories of polygenesis Author Robert Bernasconi
ISBN-10 1855069474
Release 2002-03-15
Pages 3808
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American theories of polygenesis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American theories of polygenesis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American theories of polygenesis book for free.