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Science: Good, Bad and Bogus

Martin Gardner

Prometheus, 1989, 408 pp, index, €22,70, ISBN 0-87975-573-3. Counter page views.

Absolutely fascinating!

Isaac Asimov

Gardner has become a priceless national resource.... This collection is Gardner at his best.

Stephen Jay Gould



Gardner is a delight to read.... Splendid.

The New Yorker

As downright and factually devastating as one could imagine. ... Gardner ... does his homework thoroughly.

Times Literary Supplement

Gardner wields Occam's razor like a switchblade.


About the Book

Written as a sequel to Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, Martin Gardner's classic Science: Good, Bad and Bogus discusses the shabbiness of the evidence supporting research claims in such areas as ESP, psychokinesis, faith healing, precognition and psychic surgery and includes am exposé of the major secrets of Uri Geller. He has brought these pieces up to date and includes angry letters from readers and his responses to them. Gardner advocates the need for better controls in parapsychological research and the even greater need for better public understanding of the difference between good and bad science.

Science: Good, Bad and Bogus is the strongest attack written to dadte on the recent occult explosion. At times satirical, at time humorous, and always informative, it is essential reading for all followers of modern science.

About the Author

Martin Gardner, for many years author of the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American, has written many books, including The New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher and The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix. He is fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.


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