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Science Friction Where the Known Meets the Unknown

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ISBN-10: 0805079149

ISBN-13: 9780805079142

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Shermer

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"Michael Shermer has given a lot of things a lot of thought. If your perceptions have ever rubbed you the wrong way, you'll find "Science Friction" fascinating." --Bill Nye, The Science Guy A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day--and fools everyone. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and getting into "the zone" may, or may not, improve his performance. A son explores the possiblities of alternative and experimental medicine for his cancer-ravaged mother. And a skeptic realizes that it is time to turn the skeptical lens onto science itself. In each of the fourteen essays in "Science Friction," bestselling author Michael Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Michael Shermer is the director of the Skeptics Society and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He teaches science, technology, and evolutionary thought in the Cultural Studies Program at Occidental College.