Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric Nobel-Prize winning scientist. Kary Mullis is legendary for his invention of PCR, which redefined the world of DNA, genetics, and forensic science. He is also a surfer, a veteran of Berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only Nobel laureate to describe a possible encounter with aliens. A scientist of boundless curiosity, he refuses to accept any proposition based on secondhand or hearsay evidence, and always looks for the "money trail" when scientists make announcements.

Mullis writes with passion and humor about a wide range of topics: from global warming to the O. J. Simpson trial, from poisonous spiders to HIV, from scientific method to astrology. Dancing Naked in the Mind Field challenges us to question the authority of scientific dogma even as it reveals the workings of an uncannily original scientific mind.

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User Review  - Manolya - Goodreads

Does HIV really cause AIDS? Are we responsible for the climate change on earth? In the beginning, I really wanted to put the book back into the bookshelf. Since I am also a scientist, I was somehow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Black - Goodreads

He is a Nobel-winning Chemist, a California hippie surfer, romantic, and a clear-eyed scientist. With humor and frankness (and the occasional swear word) he reports some of his extraordinary ... Read full review


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Kary Mullis lives in La Jolla and Anderson Valley, California.

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