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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Debunking Pseudoscience

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Publisher Comments:

Martin Gardner is perhaps the wittiest, most devastating unmasker of scientific fraud and intellectual chicanery of our time. Here he muses on topics as diverse as numerology, New Age anthropology, and the late Senator Claiborne Pell's obsession with UFOs, as he mines Americans' seemingly inexhaustible appetite for bad science. Gardner's funny, brilliantly unsettling exposés of reflexology and urine therapy should be required reading for anyone interested in "alternative" medicine. In a world increasingly tilted toward superstition, will give those of us who prize logic and common sense immense solace and inspiration. "Gardner is a national treasure...I wish [this] could be made compulsory reading in every high school--and in Congress."--Arthur C. Clarke "Nobody alive has done more than Gardner to spread the understanding and appreciation of mathematics, and to dispel superstition."-- , John Derbyshire

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This work provides a lively critique of New Age beliefs and scientific fraud. Topics debunked include paranormal events, Freud's theory of dreams, shamanism and UFOs.

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"[Gardner] zaps his targets with laserlike precision and wit."--

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Gardner muses on topics as diverse as numerology, the late Senator Clairborne Pell's paranormal passions, Freud's flawed dream theory, the Heaven's Gate suicides, and the inexhaustible American appetite for third-rate science.

About the Author

Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is the author of more than seventy books, including Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Hunting of the Snark, and The Colossal Book of Mathematics.

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ISBN:
9780393322385
Author:
Gardner, Martin
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Pseudoscience
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
106-3
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.88 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393322385 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work provides a lively critique of New Age beliefs and scientific fraud. Topics debunked include paranormal events, Freud's theory of dreams, shamanism and UFOs.
"Synopsis" by , "[Gardner] zaps his targets with laserlike precision and wit."--
"Synopsis" by , Gardner muses on topics as diverse as numerology, the late Senator Clairborne Pell's paranormal passions, Freud's flawed dream theory, the Heaven's Gate suicides, and the inexhaustible American appetite for third-rate science.
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