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Legends, Lore, and Lies A Skeptic's Stance

ISBN-10: 0321439244
ISBN-13: 9780321439246
Edition: 2007
Authors: Joseph Calabrese
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Description: "Legends, Lore, and Lies" presents critical readings in five sections-urban legends, alternative medicine, the media's role in public gullibility, psychics and the paranormal, and pseudo science-to demonstrate the importance of critical examination  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

"Legends, Lore, and Lies" presents critical readings in five sections-urban legends, alternative medicine, the media's role in public gullibility, psychics and the paranormal, and pseudo science-to demonstrate the importance of critical examination and the differences between an opinion or assertion and a supported claim. Demonstrates the importance of critical examination and the differences between an opinion or assertion and a supported claim. Urban legends, alternative medicine, media's role in public gullibility, psychics, and the paranormal. General Interest

Preface
Introduction: The Skeptic's Stance
The Burden of Skepticism
Urban Legends
Lights Out!-A Faxlore Phenomenon
French FoUies: A 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Turns Out to Be An Appalling Deception
A Patently False Patent Myth-Still
Big Lies on Campus: Exam Scams
Urban Legends: Research and Writing Possibilities
The Media and Public GuUibility
Science Indicators 2000: Belief in the Paranormal or Pseudoscience
Mind Over Media: How the News Legitimizes the Paranormal and Why It Matters
That's Entertainment! TV's UFO Coverup
Stupid "Pet Psychic" Tricks: Crossing Over with Fifi and Fido on the Animal Planet Network
Bone (Box) of Contention: The James Ossuary
The Media and Public CuUlbility: Research and Writing Possibilities
Alternative Medicine
What's That I Smell? The Claims of Aromatherapy
Magnetic Therapy: Plausible Attraction?
Oxygen Is Good-Even When It's Not There
Wired to the Kitchen Sink: Studying Weird Claims for Fun and Profit
Homeopathy Finally Gets Some Respect
Alternative Medicine: Research and Writing Possibilities
Psychics and the Paranormal
Heaven's Gate: The UFO Cult of Bo and Peep
Hidden Messages and the Bible Code
The First Crop Circles-Mystery Solved
A Not-So-Psychic Detective? A Case Study of Noreen Renier's Latest and Greatest "Success" Story
The Turtle Jean Lafitte: Adventures of a Pet Psychic
Psychics and the Paranormal: Research and Writing Possibilities
Science and Pseudosdence
Only Mushrooms Grow in the Dark
The Disaster That Wasn't: The Great Planetary Alignment of 2000
My Favorite Pseudoscience
Dr Down's Syndrome
Remembering Dangerously
Science and Pseudoscience: Research and Writing Possibilities
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