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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Contents

The Illvenlinn of PCR
15
A Lab Is Just Jll0llltl Place I0 lla_
26
l Fear and Law_e1s in Los 31gels 4
64
Think Therefore I VII ire
83
Intervention on the Astral Plane
89
Q A0gadr0s Number
96
I2 The Attack of the Loxosceles reclusae
123
I3 N0 Aliens Allowed
131
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Kary Mullis lives in La Jolla and Anderson Valley, California.


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