Gonzo Science: Anomalies, Heresies, and Conspiracies

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Cosimo, Inc. - Science - 318 pages
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True believers and skeptics beware: what you know about science may be wrong. Science commentators Jim and Allen Richardson are more faithful than the believers and more skeptical than the skeptics -- and they're funnier, too.
 

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Contents

The Gonzo Manifesto
9
Critical Thinking for Dummies
13
Gonzo Cosmology 3 Down with the Big Bang
20
Big Bang Alternatives
28
Alternative Histories of the Solar System
42
The Exploded Planet Hypothesis
43
Interview with Astronomer Tom Van Flandern Part 260
60
Dr Velikovsky Strikes
66
Interview with Science Writer Deborah Blum
113
Toward a Field Theory of Biology
120
The Human Genome Sucks
125
Interview with Systems Theorist Fritjof Capra
127
Interview with Biologist Rupert Sheldrake
132
The Strange and Terrible Story of the Kensington Runestone
140
The BergAVM Runestone Fiasco
157
Interview with Velikovskian Researcher Charles Ginenthal Part 2
174

Interview with Velikovskian Researcher Charles Ginenthal Part 170
70
ElectromagneticPlasma Anomalies
86
Controversy or Conspiracy?
87
The Plasma Connection
95
The Ball Lightning and UFO Mysteries Solved
100
Heretical Biology
105
Evolution from Space
106
The Aquatic Ape
109
Animal Cognition
111
Worlds Ehimbest Nuclear Accidents
189
Fire Your Physicist and Hire a Chemist
203
The International Conference on Altered States of Consciousness
224
Interview with Remote Viewing Expert Paul Smith
237
The ScienceSwastika Connection
250
Interview with JFK Assassination Researcher Jim Fetzer
272
Was a Teenage UFO Contactee by Jim Richardson
303
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