Addicted to Placebos: Understanding Science and Society

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Alan Scott, 2006 - Science - 513 pages
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Contents

Introduction and Motivation
1
What is Science?
10
The Cornerstone of Science Measurements
40
Statistics Use and Abuse of Numbers
73
Looking Back Three Prime Examples Of Scientific Discourse
104
Continental Drift Historical Context
112
The Neutrino
118
Status of Science LiteracyAwareness
123
Science Religion and Psychology
271
Risk and Fear What is Reasonable and Quantifiable?
328
Scientific Frontiers Biotechnology Relativity Quantum Mechanics
385
Seeking a Betterment of Society
426
A Public Debate On Science Pseudoscience and Spiritualism From The Perspectives of a Physicist Sociologist and Biologist
487
Laetrile A Persistent Dangerous and Fraudulent Cancer Remedy
490
An Introspective on Religion Bombs and Science
493
Sniffer Plane Secrets and Political Courage
497

The Human Mind The Fundamental Gears For Learning and Understanding
143
Teaching Strategies Building Critical Thinking via the Application of Science Principles
177
Evaluating Unusual Claims
196
Science and the Marketing of Consumer Products
238
The Wacky Politics of Energy
504
Risky Business
510
Author Profile
513
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