Not A Scientist

Author: Dave Levitan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780393353327
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An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.

Brilliant Blunders

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439192383
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As Mario Livio luminously explains in this “thoughtful meditation on the course of science itself” (The New York Times Book Review), these five scientists expanded our knowledge of life on earth, the evolution of the earth, and the ...

Why I Am Not A Scientist

Author: Jonathan M. Marks
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
ISBN:
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"Highly readable and informative, this critical series of vignettes illustrates a long history of the corruption of science by folk beliefs, careerism, and sociopolitical agendas.

Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me

Author: Carol Tavris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416032
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Mistakes were made—but not in this book!” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness Why is it so hard to say “I made a mistake”—and really believe it?

The War On Science

Author: Shawn Lawrence Otto
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571319522
Size: 78.20 MB
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At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by a vast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the ...

The Usefulness Of Useless Knowledge

Author: Abraham Flexner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884624
Size: 51.34 MB
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This brief book includes Flexner's timeless 1939 essay alongside a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Institute's current director, in which he shows that Flexner's defense of the value of "the unobstructed pursuit of useless ...

Zebra Stripes

Author: Tim Caro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022641101X
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It is a challenge to test these proposals on large animals living in the wild, but using a combination of careful observations, simple field experiments, comparative information, and logic, Caro concludes that black-and-white stripes are an ...

Scienceblind

Author: Andrew Shtulman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465094929
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In Scienceblind, cognitive and developmental psychologist Andrew Shtulman shows that the root of our misconceptions lies in the theories about the world we develop as children.

The Seasons Alter How To Save Our Planet In Six Acts

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492845
Size: 74.52 MB
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Now, in this groundbreaking new work, two of our most renowned thinkers present the realities of global warming in the most human of terms—everyday conversation—showing us how to convince even the most stubborn of skeptics as to why we ...