Science and Unreason

Science and Unreason

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A fresh, lively approach to the subject of pseudoscience and how it differs from genuine science. The books teaches critical reasoning skills as it probes the directions of scientific reasoning involved in such ideas as creationism, extra sensory perception, the Bermuda triangle, "scientific" astrology, ancient astronauts, biorhythms, and pyramid power. The text focuses on the patterns of reasoning and the assumptions of pseudoscience. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students of philosophy, psychology and the social sciences.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 7.62mm | 204.12g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534011535
  • 9780534011536

Table of contents

A walk along the fringe of science. Crank or revolutionary. Marks of pseudoscience. Cranks, quacks and crooks. The perils of fact gathering. "Anything is possible". The question of borderline cases. The mystery of science. Further reading. Index.show more

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