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Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction

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Publisher Comments:

The basis for the book begins with the examination of the five most widely believed pseudoscientific ideas: UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP. These ideas are reviewed in detail to see just how well they stand up to scientific scrutiny. Cleverly illustrated with cartoons by the renowned Sidney Harris, ??AAQuantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction??AA is both wonderful fun as well as illuminating science.

Book News Annotation:

Taking up arms in science's counter-offensive against popular culture, Wynn (chemistry, Eastern Connecticut State U.) and Wiggins (Oakland Community College, Michigan) set out the respectable scientific view of extra-sensory perception, astrology, out-of-body experiences, creationism, and unidentified flying objects. Science cartoonist Sidney Harris contributes his wit. A glossary does not indicate pronunciation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction takes us on a tour of the most notorious instances of pseudo-science and sets the record straight.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780309073097
Author:
Harris, Sidney
Author:
Wiggins, Arthur W.
Author:
Wynn, Charles M.
Author:
Harris, Sidney
Publisher:
National Academy Press
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Pseudoscience
Subject:
Science -- Methodology.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
E 591
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
Paper Textbook
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.26x5.72x.63 in. .71 lbs.

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