13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

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Vintage Books, 2009 - Science - 240 pages
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Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.Science’s best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any precedent, we should look to today’s inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to confront thirteen modern-day anomalies and what they might reveal about tomorrow’s breakthroughs.
 

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Review: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

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This book has some very interesting information. I also love the premise. It is not the "Aha!" moments that lead to the big breaks in science, it is the "Well that's odd..." ones. This book walks you ... Read full review

Review: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

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Pretty interesting! A few of these mysterious have been solved/advanced since the time of writing. The author is a big fan of Thomas Kuhn! I'll read Kuhn's book soon. Read full review

Contents

DEATH
122
SEH
136
FREEWILL
151
THE PLRCEBO EFFECT
164
HOMEOPOTHy
181
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
211
INDEX
225
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Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an editor at New Scientist. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Observer, Times Higher Educational Supplement, and even Playboy. He is a regular speaker and debate chair at the Science Festival in Brighton, UK.

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