Bogus Science by John Grant
Or, Some People Really Believe These Things

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We pride ourselves on the scientific culture in which we live, but is it really so scientific? Is it not the truth that large parts of our society are awash with ideas and preconceptions that could not be further divorced from science, even though often they're wrongly or fraudulently described as "scientific"?John Grant, author of the highly successful books Discarded Science and Corrupted Science, now turns his attention to the bogus that too often dons the mantle of science from pyramidology to The Secret’s putative "Law of Attraction", from the widespread but misplaced certainty that the paranormal has been proven to the search for Bigfoot, Atlantis, perpetual-motion machines and human features on the surface of Mars. In a text full of witty observations, delightful asides and deft skewerings, he is unafraid to speak truth to some of our most powerful false beliefs.
 

About John Grant

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John Grant is the executive producer of dozens of successful PBS documentary broadcasts and series including The War of 1812, Window to the Sea, and the award-winning Niagara Falls: An ?Intimate Portrait. Ray Jones is the author of more than 40 books. His award-winning Lighthouse Encyclopedia is considered the definitive treatment of the subject. Ray has also authored or coauthored several highly successful companion books for PBS.
 
Published September 17, 2012 by AAPPL. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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