Cover of: Voodoo Science | Robert L. Park

Voodoo Science

The Road from Foolishness to Fraud

Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

A lucid explanation of what science is and what it is not, using widely publicized pseudoscientific "sensations" as examples.

First Sentence

I CALLED JOE NEWMAN at his home in Lucedale, Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Preface
ONE It's not news, it's entertainment - in which the media covers voodoo science
TWO The belief gene - in which science offers a strategy for sorting out the truth
THREE Placebos have side effects - in which people turn to "natural" medicine
FOUR The virtual astronaut - in which people dream of artificial worlds
FIVE There ought to be a law - in which Congress seeks to repeal the laws of thermodynamics
SIX Perpetuum mobile - in which people dream of infinite free energy
SEVEN Currents of fear - in which power lines are suspected of causing cancer
EIGHT Judgment day - in which the courts confront "junk science"
NINE Only mushrooms grow in the dark - in which voodoo science is protected by official secrecy
TEN How strange is the universe? - in which ancient superstitions reappear as pseudoscience
INDEX

Edition Notes

Genre science

ID Numbers

Open Library OL7389781M
Internet Archive voodooscienceroa00park
ISBN 10 0195147103
ISBN 13 9780195147100
Library Thing 288436
Goodreads 157288

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