The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] - Michael Shermer

The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

By Michael Shermer

  • Release Date: 2004-10-29
  • Genre: Technology
  • ℗ © 2004 Books on Tape

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Summary : The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

Many people have difficulty figuring out the difference between science, borderline science, and just plain nonsense. When is a theory a fact, and when is it just conjecture? Michael Shermer, a leading science author and skeptic, divides knowledge into three classes: science, based on factual evidence; borderline science, based on scientific conjecture; and nonsense, where anything goes (e.g., Bigfoot). He is especially zealous about separating science from borderline science; borderline science includes many modern grand explanatory hypotheses, such as superstring theory. Nonetheless, most attempts to create a Theory of Everything result in nonsense. Shermer explores the work of Darwin, Freud, and Carl Sagan, as well as the shameful episode of the Piltdown Man.

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