Science: Good, Bad and Bogus by Martin Gardner - Book
Written as a sequel to Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, Martin Gardner's classic Science: Good, Bad and Bogus discusses the shabbiness of the evidence supporting research claims in such areas as ESP, psychokinesis, faith healing, precognition and psychic surgery and includes am exposé of the major secrets of Uri Geller. He has brought these pieces up to date and includes angry letters from readers and his responses to them. Gardner advocates the need for better controls in parapsychological research and the even greater need for better public understanding of the difference between good and bad science.
Science: Good, Bad and Bogus is the strongest attack written to dadte on the recent occult explosion. At times satirical, at time humorous, and always informative, it is essential reading for all followers of modern science.
About the Author
Martin Gardner, for many years author of the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, has written many books, including The New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher and The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix. He is fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
- Part one
- Hermit Scientists
- "Bourgeois Indealism" in Soviet Nuclear Physics
- The Ars Magna of Ramon Lull
- Some Trends in Pseudoscience
- Manifesto of the Institute of General Eclectics
- Dermo-optical Perception: A Peek Down the Nose
- Targ's ESP Teaching Machine
- Magic and Paraphysics
- The Irrelevance of Conan Doyle
- Great Fakes of Science
- Fliess, Freud and Biorythm
- A Skeptic's View of Parapsychology
- Einstein and ESP
- A Second Einstein ESP Letter
- Geller, Gulls and Nitinol
- The Extraordinary Mental Bending of Professor Taylor
- Quantum Theory and Quack Theory
- Tart's Failed Replication
- "ESP: A Scientific Evaluation"
- "Ideas in Conflicht"
- "ESP, Seers and Psychics"
- "The Roots of Coincidence"
- "Arthur Ford"
- "The Preachers"
- "Uri" and "Arigo"
- "The New Nonsense" and "Supersenses"
- "Superminds" and "The Magic of Uri Geller"
- "Powers of Mind"
- "The Gift of Inner Healing"
- "Mind-Reach" and "The Search for Superman"
- "Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception"
- Seven Books on Black Holes
- "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
- "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television"
- Four Books on Catastrophe Theory
- "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" and "Lifetide"
- "Broca's Brain"
- Two Books on Talking Apes
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