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Encyclopedia of pseudoscience

Author: William F Williams
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Entries discuss terms, events, ideas, people, and institutions relating to systems of thought that are not at this time considered true by most mainstream scientists. They include those such as alchemy and astrology that were corrected to our way of thinking, those that refused to change and were left behind, those such as acupuncture and homeopathy that are now beginning to be accepted, those like psychic dreams  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Williams
ISBN: 081603351X 9780816033515 0816050805 9780816050802
OCLC Number: 40602640
Description: xxvi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Ethical issues in pseudoscience : ideology, fraud, and misconduct / Carl Mitcham --
Science or pseudoscience? / William F. Williams --
Living with anomalies / Jerome Clark --
The perspective of anomalistics / Marcello Truzzi --
Entries A-Z --
Selected bibliography --
Index --
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Responsibility: William F. Williams, general editor.
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Entries discuss terms, events, ideas, people, and institutions relating to systems of thought that are not considered true by most mainstream scientists such as astrology, reflexology, and homeopathy.

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