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e-Book Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair download

e-Book Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair download

by Robert J. Schadewald

ISBN: 1436304342
ISBN13: 978-1436304344
Language: English
Publisher: Xlibris (August 27, 2008)
Pages: 272
Category: Theology
Subategory: Christian Books

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Worlds of Their Own book. Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair. by. Robert J. Schadewald. Zetetic astronomy (flat-Earth science) was a household term in Victorian England, but not a single reference to it is found in conventional histories. We ignore such histories at our peril; the mo History is written by the winners; including the histories of science and scholarship.

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Worlds of Their Own is a timeless book offering humor, substance, and analysis for a mainstream audience. It is housed there as the Robert Schadewald Collection on Pseudo-Science. Moreover, it is a unique source book on unorthodox ideas that nearly everyone has heard about but few fully understand. And the source material is rare. This collection consists of 885 books and pamphlets (many from the 19th century) as well as 70 boxes of personal files and collected news clippings.

Worlds of Their Own: A B. .has been added to your Cart. Eccentric scientific ideas, and the folks who promote them, are the focus of this book

Worlds of Their Own: A B. It succeeds on several levels. Eccentric scientific ideas, and the folks who promote them, are the focus of this book. Such colorful characters are mostly harmless eccentrics who do no serious harm to science.

Worlds of Their Own is unique in letting unorthodox thinkers speak for themselves. Worlds of Their Own is a timeless book offering humor, substance, and analysis for a mainstream audience.

Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair" is a collection of writings from the late Robert Schadewald, a science writer who spent much of his time debating with creationists and flat earthers in th.

Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair" is a collection of writings from the late Robert Schadewald, a science writer who spent much of his time debating with creationists and flat earthers in the name of science. The testimony of a thirty-year expert in the realm of debunking pseudoscience, "Worlds of Their Own" is proof that the world lost a great scientific mind in 2000.

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Schadewald was the last person to interview Immanuel Velikovsky, the interview occurred six days beforeĀ . 2008 Worlds of Their Own; A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair.

Schadewald was the last person to interview Immanuel Velikovsky, the interview occurred six days before Velikovsky's death in 1979. Schadewald was preparing an article on Velikovsky to be published on the 30 year anniversary of the publication of Velikovsky's best seller Worlds in Collision (The MacMillan Company, New York, 1950). ISBN 978-1-4363-0435-1 (hardcover). ISBN 978-1-4363-0434-4 (paperback).

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Belief that the earth is flat (Its a Small Flat World). So-called scientific creationism (Lying for God). Bob Schadewald's passion was the study of alternative sciences and alternative thinkers. He provides a historical background for each, as well as some personal stories that provide a perceptive view into the psychology and character of the proponents of these beliefs

History is written by the winners; including the histories of science and scholarship. Unorthodoxies that flourish at the grassroots are often beneath the contempt of historians. Zetetic astronomy (flat-Earth science) was a household term in Victorian England, but not a single reference to it is found in conventional histories. We ignore such histories at our peril; the modern "intelligent design" movement is almost a carbon copy of the 19th century flat-Earth movement in its argumentative techniques. When orthodox science finds itself stumped, or a certain segment finds it unpalatable, the unorthodox may rush in to fill the void. The past two decades have brought a surge of interest in the history and philosophy of science. But how do we discern between pseudo and actual science? To fully understand what science is, we must understand what science is not. Written with penetrating insight into the minds of alternative thinkers, this book throws light on the differences between pseudo and actual science. The droll humor that permeates Worlds of Their Own makes it as enjoyable a read as it is enlightening. Despite its focus on unorthodox ideas, Worlds of Their Own is about human nature. Whether they drew their ideas from the Bible or nature, all the pseudoscientists discussed in this book were driven to communicate their "truth" to the misinformed world. None was afflicted with self-doubt. All defended their "truth" with similar standards of evidence, modes of reasoning, and methods of scholarship. Their counterparts are legion - the blue-collar philosopher who refutes Einstein from his barstool, the preacher who refutes (but cannot define) evolution from his pulpit, the narcissist who promotes quackery courtesy of modern talk shows and infomercials. Each topic discussed in Worlds of Their Own covers a once-popular concept that persists to this day. Numerous works examine or debunk pseudoscientific ideas. Wor
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