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Science or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and Other Heterodoxies

Henry H. Bauer
Format
Book
Published
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0252026012 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1. Defining Categories 1
  • Which Knowledge? Natural Science or Social Science?
  • Scientific Knowledge: Tried and True?
  • Being Realistic about Science
  • How Agreement Is Reached in Science
  • What about the Social Sciences?
  • What Gets Called Pseudoscience
  • 2. Anomalistics and Science Compared 19
  • Contrasting Natural Science and Social Science with Anomalistics
  • Contrasting Natural Science with Social Science and Anomalistics
  • 3. Knowledge Fights 45
  • Presumptions
  • Arena of Dispute
  • Tactics
  • Evidence
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Typical Fallacies
  • Ignorance
  • Closure
  • Fraud
  • Actual Cases
  • 4. Pseudoscience within Science 83
  • N rays
  • Polywater
  • Cold Fusion
  • High-Temperature Superconductivity
  • More Than Meets the Public Eye
  • "Pathological" Science
  • 5. Mainstream or Unorthodox? Straddling the Pale 119
  • Bioelectromagnetics and Life
  • Archaeoastronomy
  • Other Borderland Subjects
  • 6. Scientific Heresies: Beyond the Pale 147
  • Commercial Huckstering
  • Wellness Quackery
  • Velikovsky
  • Wilhelm Reich
  • Loch Ness Monsters
  • Extrasensory Perception
  • Serious Anomalistics
  • 7. Deciding about Scientific Anomalies 176
  • Demarcation: Substance or Trash?
  • Unorthodoxy in General
  • Belief and Action
  • Acquiring Anomalous Beliefs
  • Maintaining Anomalous Beliefs
  • Assessing Evidence
  • Lack of Guidance
  • Benefits of Anomalistics.
Description
xi, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-264) and index.
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