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The Skeptic encyclopedia of pseudoscience. Volume Two

Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002.
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For decades, the Skeptics Society has been examining supernatural and extrascientific claims and publishing their findings in "Skeptic Magazine. This two-volume set covers prominent controversies made in the name of science, from the effectiveness of proposed medical treatments to the reality of supernatural claims. It contains a number of articles from that publication along with new material. Case studies,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shermer
ISBN: 1576076539 9781576076538
OCLC Number: 192175688
Description: x, 513-903 : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Section 3 Case studies in pseudoscience from Skeptic Magazine : The alien archetype: the origin of the "Grays" / John Adams --
Anastasia : a case study in the myth of the miraculous survival / Tim Callahan --
Ancient astronauts : Zecharia Sitchin as a case study / Eric Wojciehowski --
Holistic medicine : the case of Caroline Myss / Phil Molé --
Police psychics : Noreen Renier as a case study / Gary P. Posner --
Pseudoarchaeology : Native American myths as a test case / Kenneth Feder --
Pseudoarchaeology : Precolumbian discoverers of America as a test case / Ronald Fritze --
Pseuodscience and the paranormal / James Randi --
Psi and Psi-missing / Todd C. Riniolo, Louis A. Schmidt --
Recovered memory therapy and false memory syndrome : a father's perspective as a test case / Mark Pendergrast --
Recovered memory therapy and false memory syndrome : a patient's perspective as a test case / Laura Pasley --
Recovered memory therapy and false memory syndrome : a psychiatrist's perspective as a test case / John Hochman. Section 4 Science and pseudoscience, for and against : Evolutionary psychology as good science / Frank Miele --
Evolutionary psychology as pseudoscience / Henry Schlinger Jr. --
Memes as good science / Susan J. Blackmore --
Memes as pseudoscience / James W. Polichak --
Race and I.Q. as good science / Vince Sarich --
Race and I.Q. as pseudoscience / Diane Halpern --
Race and sports as good science / Jon Entine --
Race and sports as pseudoscience / Michael Shermer --
Science is at an end / John Horgan --
Science is just beginning / John Casti --
The science wars : deconstructing science is good science / Dr. Richard Olson --
The science wars : deconstructing science is pseudoscience / Norm Levitt. Section 5 Historical documents : Creationism : "Mr. Bryan's address to the jury in the Scopes' Case. The speech which was never delivered" / William Jennings Bryan --
David Hume's "Of miracles" : from An Enquiry concerning human understanding, 1758 --
Mesmerism : "Report of the commissioners charged by the King to examine animal magnetism, printed on the King's order number 4 in Paris from the Royal Printing House / Benjamin Franklin, Antoine Lavoisier --
What ever happened to N-rays? Robert Wood's 1904 N-ray letter in "Nature" --
Scientific study of unidentified flying objects / Edward Condon --
Epilogue : let us reflect / Michael Shermer.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of pseudoscience
Skeptic (Altadena, Calif.)
Responsibility: Michael Shermer, editor.
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For decades, the Skeptics Society has been examining supernatural and extrascientific claims and publishing their findings in "Skeptic Magazine. This two-volume set covers prominent controversies made in the name of science, from the effectiveness of proposed medical treatments to the reality of supernatural claims. It contains a number of articles from that publication along with new material. Case studies, debates, and a selection of historical documents are found in volume two.

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