Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins

Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction Where Real Science Ends and Pseudoscience Begins Get the straight scientific story on things like astrology ghosts spontaneous human combustion psychic surgery and ESP You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the

  • Title: Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins
  • Author: Charles M. Wynn Arthur W Wiggins Sidney Harris
  • ISBN: 9780190620295
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Get the straight, scientific story on things like astrology, ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, psychic surgery, and ESP You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the supermarket tabloids Is any of this true or are they making it all up While many people tune in just for laughs, plenty of readers believe their outrageous claims oftenGet the straight, scientific story on things like astrology, ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, psychic surgery, and ESP You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the supermarket tabloids Is any of this true or are they making it all up While many people tune in just for laughs, plenty of readers believe their outrageous claims often because they simply don t have a clear notion of what science really is So how do you figure out what constitutes real science and what is nonsense 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 dubious notions so that you can tell what lies in the realm of real science and what properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience.This second edition of Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction will include a brand new chapter on alternative medicine, up to date links for reliable skeptical websites, organizations and meetings, and a fully updated additional reading section.

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    1. Ever wonder why so many people believe that the Earth is flat despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary? Why do people rely so heavily on anecdotal evidence rather than the results reported in peer-reviewed research studies? This book helps explain why it is so easy for people to believe in things like astrology, alien abductions, and psychics (and pretty much anything they see online). If they want it to be true, it becomes true and they defend it ardently despite being proven wr [...]

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