Gonzo Science: Anomalies, Heresies, and Conspiracies
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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Page 13 - ... claimant employing the accepted rules of reason and tools of research, or have these been abandoned in favor of others that lead to the desired conclusion? 8. Has the claimant provided a different explanation for the observed phenomena, or is it strictly a process of denying the existing explanation? 9. If the claimant has proffered a new explanation, does it account for as many phenomena as the old explanation? 10. Do the claimant's personal beliefs and biases drive the conclusions, or vice...