5 edition of Encyclopedia of pseudoscience found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-399) and index.
|Statement||William F. Williams, general editor.|
|Contributions||Williams, William F.|
|LC Classifications||Q172.5.P77 E57 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvi, 416 p. :|
|Number of Pages||416|
|LC Control Number||98047141|
Pseudoscience ("false science") is an idea that looks like science, but is science may fail one or more parts of science. Sometimes, pseudoscience are ideas that are thought to be wrong, like scientific racism.. Essentially, pseudoscience is any idea about how nature works that is generally not accepted as true by the mainstream scientific community. The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience by Unnamed English | | ISBN: | Pages | PDF | MB. For decades, the Skeptics Society has been examining supernatural and extrascientific claims and publishing their findings in Skeptic magazine. This two-volume set contains a number of articles from that publication along with new.
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Rest assured there are articles on pseudoscience in the book. You'll find sections on Theosophy, lycanthropy, kickapoo oil, the I ching, Hoxsey's cancer treatment, Our Lady of Fatima, fairies, dowsing, Madame Blavatsky, and Immanuel Velikovsky.
I found almost all of the articles interesting to read regardless of subject/5(6). "[T]he treatment afforded the topics covered in this encyclopedia is serious The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is one of those sets in which the fascination value may equal its reference use without a doubt, many people are captivated with the issues discussed in this work." - Against the Grain "A careful reading should be required of all who wish to get a university /5(2).
A thorough, objective, and balanced analysis of the most prominent controversies made in the name of science--from the effectiveness of proposed medical treatments to the reality of supernatural claims.
Edited by Michael Shermer, editor and publisher of The Skeptic magazine, this truly unique work provides a comprehensive introduction to the most prominent pseudoscientific claims made in the 5/5(1).
PSEUDOSCIENCEThe term "pseudoscience," which literally means "false science," is sometimes contrasted unambiguously with "true science," as if we can make an easy distinction between the two terms or as if only a fraud or ignoramus would put forward as scientific something that is not.
Once in a while that clear-cut distinction is warranted. Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.
Entries discuss terms, events, ideas, people, and institutio /5. The Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is the first one-volume, A-to-Z reference that identifies, defines, and explains all of the terms and ideas dealing with the somewhat murky world of the "almost sciences".Truly interdisciplinary and multicultural in scope, the Encyclopedia examines how fringe or marginal sciences have affected people throughout history, as well as how they continue to exert an 3/5(2).
Edited by Michael Shermer, editor and publisher of The Skeptic magazine, this truly unique work provides a comprehensive introduction to the most prominent pseudoscientific claims made in the name of "science." Covering the popular, the academic, and the bizarre, the encyclopedia includes everything from alien abductions to the Bermuda Triangle, crop circles, Feng Shui,/5.
Colorful Pebbles and Darwin’s Dictum: An Introduction to Skeptic Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience. Inless than two years after the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, in a session before the British Association for the Advancement of Science, a critic claimed that Darwin’s book was too theoretical and that he should have just “put his facts before us.
SCIENCE AND PSEUDOSCIENCE Since the rise of modern science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, attempts to adjudicate the difference between science and pseudoscience have always been more than an exercise in academic debate.
The religious, political, and social implications of how science is defined, who defines it, and who and what is left out of the definition has been a contentious. The cross-referencing is extensive and many articles cite sources of deeper information.
Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is the first one-volume, A-to-Z reference that identifies, defines, and explains all of the terms, events, ideas, people, and institutions linked to this fascinating branch of science history. The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is a collection of articles that discuss the Skeptics Society's scientific findings of investigations into popular pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.
 It has been called "a 2-volume set with an attitude [ ] a skeptical one".  The editor, Michael Shermer, director of the Skeptics Society, pulled together articles originally published in. The cross-referencing is extensive and many articles cite sources of deeper information.
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[Michael Shermer;] -- A thorough, objective, and balanced analysis of the most prominent controversies made in the name of science-from the effectiveness of proposed medical treatments to the reality of supernatural. The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience by Michael Shermer.
Is there any truth in alien abduction and cold fusion, homeopathy and world overpopulation, recovered momories and conspiracy theories. Michael Shermer and his team of scientists and scholars have created an open-minded two-volume set that gives evidence both for and against.
Encyclopedia Of Pseudoscience Author WILLIAMS, WILLIAM F Book condition Used - Softcover. Very good condition Binding Paperback ISBN 10 X ISBN 13 Publisher Facts On File, New York: Place of Publication New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published Pages pages Keywords. 6 Comments to “Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience” chad Simonds Says: January 27th, at pm. You know, Michael, you’ll eventually need to write a book about the 9/11 Truthers and Scientology. I look forward to your thorough analysis.
AJ Says: December 3rd, at pm. The Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is a one-volume, A-to-Z reference that identifies, defines and explains all of the terms and ideas dealing with the somewhat murky world of the almost sciences.
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