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The Resource Superstition : belief in the age of science, Robert L. Park

Superstition : belief in the age of science, Robert L. Park

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Superstition : belief in the age of science
Title
Superstition
Title remainder
belief in the age of science
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Park
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From uttering a prayer before boarding a plane, to exploring past lives through hypnosis, has superstition become pervasive in contemporary culture? Robert Park, the best-selling author of Voodoo Science, argues that it has. In "Superstition", Park asks why people persist in superstitious convictions long after science has shown them to be ill-founded. Chapter by chapter, he explains how people too easily mistake pseudoscience for science. He discusses parapsychology, homeopathy, and acupuncture. Throughout, he demonstrates how people's blind faith, and their confidence in suspect phenomena and remedies, are manipulated for political ends
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293350
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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Park, Robert L
Dewey number
215
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Belief and doubt
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and sociology
Target audience
adult
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belief in the age of science
Label
Superstition : belief in the age of science, Robert L. Park
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217-219]) and index
Contents
Introduction. Lessons from a tree -- Ch. 1. A Bigger Prize: In which we discover scientists of faith -- Ch. 2. The Secret of Life: In which Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection survives -- Ch. 3. Miracle At Columbia: In which both sides pray for victory -- Ch. 4. Giving Up the Ghost: In which we search for the soul -- Ch. 5. The Silent Army: In which we search for an afterlife -- Ch. 6. The Tsunami God: In which the innocent suffer -- Ch. 7. The New Age: In which anything goes -- Ch. 8. Schrodinger's Grave: In which quantum mysticism is found to be superstition -- Ch. 9. The Barbary Duck: In which the body heals itself -- Ch. 10. The Deer: In which the placebo effect is explained -- Ch. 11. The Moral Law: In which we instinctively know right from wrong -- Ch. 12. The Last Butterfly: In which there is no place else to go
Control code
000043637175
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215, [4] p.
Isbn
9780691133553
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014926
System control number
(OCoLC)221664310
Label
Superstition : belief in the age of science, Robert L. Park
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217-219]) and index
Contents
Introduction. Lessons from a tree -- Ch. 1. A Bigger Prize: In which we discover scientists of faith -- Ch. 2. The Secret of Life: In which Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection survives -- Ch. 3. Miracle At Columbia: In which both sides pray for victory -- Ch. 4. Giving Up the Ghost: In which we search for the soul -- Ch. 5. The Silent Army: In which we search for an afterlife -- Ch. 6. The Tsunami God: In which the innocent suffer -- Ch. 7. The New Age: In which anything goes -- Ch. 8. Schrodinger's Grave: In which quantum mysticism is found to be superstition -- Ch. 9. The Barbary Duck: In which the body heals itself -- Ch. 10. The Deer: In which the placebo effect is explained -- Ch. 11. The Moral Law: In which we instinctively know right from wrong -- Ch. 12. The Last Butterfly: In which there is no place else to go
Control code
000043637175
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215, [4] p.
Isbn
9780691133553
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014926
System control number
(OCoLC)221664310

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