Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends...and Pseudoscience Begins

Hardcover | January 6, 2017

byCharles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins

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Get the straight, scientific story on things like astrology, ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, psychic surgery, and ESP. You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the supermarket tabloids. Is any of this true or are they making it all up? While many peopletune in just for laughs, plenty of readers believe their outrageous claims - often because they simply don't have a clear notion of what science really is. So how do you figure out what constitutes real science and what is nonsense? Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction carefully deconstructs fiveexamples of pseudoscience - UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP - and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that you can tell what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience. This second edition of Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction will include a brand new chapter on alternative medicine, up-to-date links for reliable skeptical websites, organizations and meetings, and a fully updated additional reading section.

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Get the straight, scientific story on things like astrology, ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, psychic surgery, and ESP. You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the supermarket tabloids. Is any of this true or are they making it all up? While many peopletune in just for laughs, plenty of readers bel...

Charles M. Wynn, Sr., received his PhD in Chemistry from University of Michigan. He is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University. Arthur W. Wiggins graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then attended the University of Michigan, where he received an M.S. in physics. He is currently a Profes...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190620293

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