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Author Pigliucci, Massimo, 1964-
Title Nonsense on stilts : how to tell science from bunk / Massimo Pigliucci
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  Q172.5.P77 P54 2010    AVAILABLE    30560400598394
Descript 332 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-327) and index
Introduction : science versus pseudoscience and the "demarcation problem" -- Hard science, soft science -- Almost science -- Pseudoscience -- Blame the media? -- Debates on science : the rise of think tanks and the decline of public intellectuals -- Science and politics : the case of global warming -- Science in the courtroom : the case against intelligent design -- From superstition to natural philosophy -- From natural philosophy to modern science -- The science wars I : do we trust science too much? -- The science wars II : do we trust science too little? -- Who's your expert? -- Conclusion : so, what is science after all?
Subject Pseudoscience -- History
Science -- History
Science -- Social aspects
Science -- Political aspects
Science -- Philosophy
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