Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk
University of Chicago Press, 15.5.2010 - 336 sivua
Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 percent of Americans believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, despite it being one of science’s best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link can been consistently disproved. And about 40 percent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community that manmade climate change is real.
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This book is relevant to everything going on in society today, especially as concerns the public perception and interpretation of scientific news and advances. Today you don't have to look hard to ... Lue koko arvostelu
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With such a great title, I sort of expected this book to disappoint. It didn't. The author delivers a solid critique of pseudoscience and irrational thinking, explaining in the process how science is ... Lue koko arvostelu
Introduction Science versus Pseudoscience and the Demarcation Problem
Hard Science Soft Science
Blame the Media?
Debates on Science The Rise of Think Tanks and the Decline of Public Intellectuals
Science and Politics The Case of Global Warming
Science in the Courtroom The Case against Intelligent Design
From Superstition to Natural Philosophy