Science under Siege

ISBN-10: 1591027152
ISBN-13: 9781591027157
Edition: 2009
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Description: For more than thirty years, The Skeptical Inquirer has steadfastly championed science and reason. In this new collection of outstanding recent articles, editor Kendrick Frazier has selected some of the best writing on topics of current interest.

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

For more than thirty years, The Skeptical Inquirer has steadfastly championed science and reason. In this new collection of outstanding recent articles, editor Kendrick Frazier has selected some of the best writing on topics of current interest.

Introduction
Science and Skeptical Inquiry
Science and the Public: Summing Up Thirty Years of the Skeptical Inquirer
In Defense of the Higher Values
Ann Druyan Talks about Science, Religion, Wonder, Awe ... and Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan's Last Q&A on Science and Skeptical Inquiry Supplemented with Ann Druyan's "The Great Turning Away"
Can the Sciences Help Us to Make Wise Ethical Judgments?
Science Wars: Science and the Bush Administration
Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence?
The Fallacy of Misplaced Rationalism
Critical Inquiry and Public Controversies
"We Find That Intelligent Design Is Not Science": Excerpts from the Dover Federal Court Ruling on Intelligent Design Introduction by Kendrick Frazier
The "Vise Strategy" Undone: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District
Four Common Myths About Evolution
Only a Theory?: Framing the Evolution/Creation Issue
Is Intelligent Design Creationism?
The Memory Wars
AIDS Denialism vs. Science
Global Climate Change Triggered by Global Warming
The Global Warming Debate: Science and Scientists in a Democracy
A Skeptical Look at September 11th: How We Can Defeat Terrorism by Reacting to It More Rationally
Strong Response to Terrorism Not Necessarily a Symptom of Fallacious Statistical Reasoning or Human Cognitive Limitations
The Anti-Vaccination Movement
Vaccine Safety: Vaccines Are One of Public Health's Great Accomplishments
Warning: Animal Extremists Are Dangerous to Your Health
Predator Panic: A Closer Look
The Case for Decentralized Generation of Electricity
Understanding Pseudoscience, Investigating Claims
The Philosophy behind Pseudoscience
The Columbia University "Miracle" Study: Flawed and Fraud Supplemented with: Third Strike for Columbia University Prayer Study: Author Plagiarism
Anomalous Cognition: A Meeting of the Minds
Anomalous Cognition? A Second Perspective
The PEAR Proposition: Fact or Fallacy? Supplemented with: PEAR Lab Closes, Ending Decades of Psychic Research
Gary Schwartz's Energy Healing Experiments: The Emperor's New Clothes?
Testing Natasha
"Dr." Bearden's Vacuum Energy
Lessons of the "Fake Moon Flight" Myth
Magnet Therapy: A Billion-dollar Boondoggle
Oxygen Is Good-Even When It's Not There
Undercover among the Spirits: Investigating Camp Chesterfield
How to "Haunt" a House
The Devious Art of Improvising, Lessons One and Two
A Patently False Patent Myth-Still!
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