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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Park, Robert L.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert L Park
|Description:||x, 230 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||It's not news, it's entertainment : in which the media covers voodoo science --
The belief gene : in which science offers a strategy for sorting out the truth --
Placebos have side effects : in which people turn to "natural" medicine --
The virtual astronaut : in which people dream of artificial worlds --
There ought to be a law : in which Congress seeks to repeal the laws of thermodynamics --
Perpetuum mobile : in which people dream of infinite free energy --
Currents of fear : in which power lines are suspected of causing cancer --
Judgment day : in which the courts confront "junk science" --
Only mushrooms grow in the dark : in which voodoo science is protected by official secrecy --
How strange is the universe? : in which ancient superstitions reappear as pseudoscience.
|Responsibility:||Robert L. Park.|