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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience.

Author: Michael Shermer; Pat Linse
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Shermer and his team of scientists and scholars have created an open-minded two-volume set that gives evidence both for and against extraordinary theories. Four A-Z sections examine these phenomena from different perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shermer; Pat Linse
ISBN: 9781576076545 1576076547
OCLC Number: 1058121057
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (920 pages)
Contents: Colorful Pebbles and Darwin's Dictum: An Introduction; 1 Important Pseudoscientific Concepts; Alien Abductions; Alternative Archaeology; Ancient Astronauts; Animal Mutilations; Anomalous Psychological Experiences; Anthroposophy and Anthroposophical Medicine; Astrology; Attachment Therapy; Ball Lightning; Bermuda Triangle; Biorhythms; Castaneda, Carlos; Clever Hans; Cold Reading; Crop Circles; Cryptozoology; Cults; Dietary Supplements; Dowsing; Earthquake Prediction; Electromagnetic Fields and Cell Phones; Fairies, Elves, Pixies, and Gnomes; Faster-Than-Light Travel; Feng Shui. Geller, UriHandwriting Analysis and Graphology; Hypnosis; Idemotor Effect (the "Ouija Board" Effect); Laundry Balls; Magnetic Therapy; The Mars Face: Extraterrestrial Archaeology; Meditation; Multiple Personality Disorder; Near-Death Experiences; Observer Effects and Observer Bias; Out-of-Body Experiences; Phrenology; Piltdown Man (Hoax): Famous Fossil Forgery; Placebo Effect; Planetary Alignments; Polygraph and Lie Detection; Prayer and Heal.

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Michael Shermer and his team of scientists and scholars have created an open-minded two-volume set that gives evidence both for and against extraordinary theories. Four A-Z sections examine these phenomena from different perspectives.

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