The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience: [2 Volumes]
Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 14, 2002 - Science - 903 pages
A thorough, objective, and balanced analysis of the most prominent controversies made in the name of science--from the effectiveness of proposed medical treatments to the reality of supernatural claims.
Fifty-nine brief descriptive summaries and 23 investigations from The Skeptic magazine give skeptical analyses of subjects as far-ranging as acupuncture, chiropractic, and Atlantis. The encyclopedia also gives for-and-against debates on topics such as evolutionary psychology and case studies on topics like police psychics and the medical intuitive Carolyn Myss. Finally, the volumes include five classic works in the history of science and pseudoscience, including the speech William Jennings Bryan never delivered in the Scopes trial, and the first scientific and skeptical investigation of a paranormal/spiritual phenomenon by Benjamin Franklin and Antoine Lavoisier.
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