Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud ebook
by Robert L. Park
Voodoo Science" is a very entertaining and informative book that will help people judge which claims are science . The main current of the book, its thesis, is an examination of the subtitle's "Road from Foolishness to Fraud".
Voodoo Science" is a very entertaining and informative book that will help people judge which claims are science and which are voodoo. Emeritus professor of physics at the University of Maryland, Robert L. Park take the readers on a ride on forces that seem to conspire to keep alive voodoo science: pathological science, junk science, pseudoscience, and fraudulent science. The how and when of inventors getting lost in their own hype, beginning to lie rather then admit they were wrong.
Other authors have used the term "voodoo science", but it remains most closely associated with Park. The book is critical of, among other things, homeopathy, cold fusion and the International Space Station.
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To expose the forces that sustain voodoo science, Park examines the role of the media, the courts, bureaucrats and politicians, as well as the scientific community. Scientists argue that the cure is to raise general scientific literacy. But what exactly should a scientifically literate society know?
To expose the forces that sustain voodoo science, Park examines the role of the media, the courts, bureaucrats and politicians, as well as the scientific community.
Human Biology 7. (2002) 621-623 Robert Park says he wrote this book as a public service-to help lay people understand what they should know about science, and what they should reject as nonsense. He does exactly that in this entertaining, although occasionally repetitive, book. This is not a book for the scientific specialist, although Park's own credentials are impeccable.
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Along the way, Park offers some simple and engaging science lessons, showing us that youdon't have to be a scientist to spot the foolish and fraudulent science that swirls around us.
Robert Park's Voodoo Science is an excellent expose of science gone wrong. His opinions may not be yours, but once you read Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud, they should b. or Park has taken what ought to be the uncontroversial step of simply insisting that basic science is true, and that those who profit because they can supposedly violate scientific laws are fools or frauds, and the rest of us ought not.