Nonsense on Stilts (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
2010-05-15
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
222 x 146 x 19 mm
Vikt
453 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226667867
Nonsense on Stilts (häftad)

Nonsense on Stilts

How to Tell Science from Bunk

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Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 per cent of Americans believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, despite it being one of science's best-established findings. More and more parents are refusing to vaccinate their children for fear it causes autism, though this link has been consistently disproved. And about 40 per cent of Americans believe that the threat of global warming is exaggerated, despite near consensus in the scientific community that manmade climate change is real. Why do people believe bunk? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? Noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts. Presenting case studies on a number of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society. The result is in many ways a 'taxonomy of bunk' that explores the intersection of science and culture at large. No one - not the public intellectuals in the culture wars between defenders and detractors of science nor the believers of pseudoscience themselves - is spared Pigliucci's incisive analysis. In the end, "Nonsense on Stilts" is a timely reminder of the need to maintain a line between expertise and assumption. Broad in scope and implication, it is also ultimately a captivating guide for the intelligent citizen who wishes to make up her own mind while navigating the perilous debates that will affect the future of our planet.
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"A refreshingly original excursion over the unmarked territory separating science from pseudoscience and nonscience, Nonsense on Stilts is a thoughtful examination of the tumultuous terrain between the two and a primer on how one tells the difference." - Kendrick Frazier, editor of Skeptical Inquirer.

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Massimo Pigliucci is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He has written many books, including, most recently, with Jonathan Kaplan, Making Sense of Evolution, also published by the University of Chicago Press.