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Heavenly errors : misconceptions about the real nature of the universe

Author: Neil F Comins
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides access to various paradoxes of the natural world. This book explains that some occur through the prevalence of pseudosciences such as astrology and UFO-logy and some enter the public  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil F Comins
ISBN: 0231116454 9780231116459
OCLC Number: 51569512
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction 1. Fun in the Sun: Some Misconceptions Close to Home 3. Creating Your Own Private Cosmos: Internal and Mixed Origins of Incorrect Beliefs 2. Blame It on Someone Else: External Origins of Incorrect Beliefs 4. Survival in a Misperceived World: How Well Did Our Ancestors Do Without Understanding Nature? 6. The Sage on the Stage or the Guide by Your Side: A Peek Behind the Effort to Help You Unlearn Misconceptions 5. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Misconceptions are Hard to Replace 7. Let the Buyer Beware: How to Avoid Future Misconceptions 8. Conflicts and Dangers: The Problems That Misconceptions Create Epilogue: False Personal Cosmologies Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Neil F. Comins.

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An interesting new look at how humans perceive nature...A good primer on critical thinking and how science really works. Choice His relaxed style of discourse makes his book quite readable, and Read more...

 
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