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Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction : Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins.

Author: Charles M Wynn; Arthur W Wiggins; Sidney Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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""Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction"" carefully destructs five examples of pseudoscience--UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP-- and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that the reader can ascertain what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wynn, Charles M.
Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction : Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Wynn; Arthur W Wiggins; Sidney Harris
ISBN: 9780190620301 0190620307
OCLC Number: 963580021
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (209 p.)
Contents: Cover; Quantum Leaps in  the Wrong Direction; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; About the Authors; Prologue; 1. The Road to Reality: Scientific Method; 2. Scientific Reasoning in Action; 3. The Road to Reality versus the Road to Illusion; 4. UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Life Hypothesis; 5. Out-​of-​Body Experiences and Entities; 6. The Astrology Hypothesis; 7. The Creationism Hypothesis; 8. Normal Sensory Perception, Extrasensory Perception, and Psychokinesis; 9. Alternatives to Medicine; 10. Reflections on the Scientific Approach to Reality; Epilogue; Glossary Additional ReadingWebsites; Educational Modules; Index

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""Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction"" carefully destructs five examples of pseudoscience--UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP-- and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that the reader can ascertain what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.

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