Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

Book - 1957
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This fair and witty appraisal examines some of the crazes and quackeries that have masqueraded as science. Discussions include hollow earth theories; Charles Fort and the Fortean Society; Wilhelm Reich and orgone sex energy; dianetics; flying saucers; food and medical fads; much more. "A very able and even-tempered presentation." -- The New Yorker.
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1957
ISBN: 9780486203942
0486203948
Call Number: 500 G175i 1957
SCOWAH
Characteristics: 363 p. ; 21 cm

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Feb 28, 2018

Needs a fresh look. Our medical system is only there to profit a few. It offers little to aid our health. People are dropping like flies from opioids. Our govt. keeps upping penalties but fines just can’t keep pace with big pharma’s massive profits!

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DavidFLibrary
Feb 19, 2018

I read this 60 years ago and loved it then,. Not much has changed since; what he wrote about what was then called Dianetics is true today of Scientology, and most of the other crazy beliefs are still around or have morphed into something else. Entertaining, but also an essential book for skeptics.

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