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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: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The road to reality : scientific method -- Scientific reasoning in action -- The road to reality versus the road to illusion -- UFOs and the extraterrestrial life hypothesis -- Out-of-body experiences and entities -- The astrology hypothesis -- The creationism hypothesis -- Normal sensory perception, extrasensory perception, and psychokinesis -- Alternatives to medicine -- Reflections on the scientific approach to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Wynn; Arthur W Wiggins; Sidney Harris
ISBN: 9780190620295 0190620293
OCLC Number: 964447583
Description: xiii, 187 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Preface to the Second EditionPrologue1. The Road to Reality: Scientific Method2. Scientific Reasoning in Action3. The Road to Reality Versus the Road to Illusion4. UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Life Hypothesis5. Out-of-Body Experiences and Entities 6. The Astrology Hypothesis7. The Creationism Hypothesis8. Normal Sensory Perception, Extrasensory Perception, and Psychokinesis9. Alternatives to Medicine10. Reflections on the Scientific Approach to RealityEpilogueGlossary Additional ReadingWebsitesEducational ModulesIndex
Responsibility: Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins ; with cartoons by Sidney Harris

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"Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction" carefully deconstructs five examples of pseudoscience-UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP- and gives easy recipes to test other  Read more...

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