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Pseudoscience Wars Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe

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ISBN-10: 022610172X

ISBN-13: 9780226101729

Edition: 2013

Authors: Michael D. Gordin

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Properly analyzed, the collective mythological and religious writings of humanity reveal that around 1500 BC, a comet swept perilously close to Earth, triggering widespread natural disasters and threatening the destruction of all life before settling into solar orbit as Venus, our nearest planetary neighbor. Sound implausible? Well, from 1950 until the late 1970s, a huge number of people begged to differ, as they devoured Immanuel Velikovsky’s major best-seller, Worlds in Collision, insisting that perhaps this polymathic thinker held the key to a new science and a new history. Scientists, on the other hand, assaulted Velikovsky’s book, his followers, and his press mercilessly from the…    
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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: Bad Ideas
The Grand Collision of Spring 1950
A Monolithic Oneness
The Battle over Lysenkoism
Experiments in Rehabilitation
Skirmishes on the Edge of Creation
Strangest Bedfellows
Conclusion: Pseudoscience in Our Time
Abbreviations and Archives