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Science or Pseudoscience : Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and Other Heterodoxies

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A book that all scientists should read, and a book that all who are interested in the unexplainable will want to read, Bauer explores how examining anomalies have profited humankind and restores the respectability--and necessity--of such pursuits in a fascinating overview of science and the pursuit of the unknownshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 20mm | 421.85g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252072162
  • 9780252072161
  • 1,448,942

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"[Bauer] is admirably suited to discuss the similarities and differences between the sciences -- especially the physical sciences -- and subjects that have been labeled pseudoscience, voodoo science, heretical science, and mysticism... Bauer's treatment is calm and civilized, and although one may disagree on where on a science-pseudoscience continuum a particular anomaly may lie, one cannot but respect Bauer's position." -- Russell F. Trimble, Science Books & Films "Bauer develops persuasive arguments for anomalistics, including the historical studies. Its various topics attract popular interest and generate important issues for science studies. It is a useful subject in university courses, as it encourages students to think for themselves rather than following authority." -- Alex Dolby, British Journal for the History of Science ADVANCE PRAISE "A well-conceived, nobly motivated work that will be widely referenced in the future. Professor Bauer is extraordinarily perceptive, intelligent, fair to a fault, yet unafraid to challenge the sacred cows of science, personal and public gullibility, and any form of exploitative motivation on either side of the issue. His is a courageous, probably unpopular, possibly even ominous message that desperately needs to be expressed." -- Robert G. Jahn, coauthor of Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical Worldshow more

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