Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference
We are constantly bombarded with breaking scientific news in the media, but we are almost never provided with enough information to assess the truth of these claims. Does drinking coffee really cause cancer? Does bisphenol-A in our tin can linings really cause reproductive damage? Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk teaches readers how to think like a scientist to question claims like these more critically. Peter A. Daempfle introduces readers to the basics of scientific inquiry, defining what science is and how it can be misused. Through provocative real-world examples, the book helps readers acquire the tools needed to distinguish scientific truth from myth. The book celebrates science and its role in society while building scientific literacy.
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Ch02 Science Is Arguing
Ch03 Tools Scientists Use
Ch04 Science for Every Person
Ch05 The Role of Critical Thinking
PartII SCIENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Ch06 The Media
Ch08 Debunking Science Myths
Ch09 What Are Scientists Responsibilities?
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