Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown

Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown

Michael Shermer

"Michael Shermer has given loads of issues loads of suggestion. in case your perceptions have ever rubbed you the opposite direction, you will find Science Friction fascinating." ―Bill Nye, The technological know-how Guy

A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day―and fools every person. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and entering into "the region" could, or would possibly not, increase his functionality. A son explores the possiblities of other and experimental drugs for his cancer-ravaged mom. And a skeptic realizes that it's time to flip the skeptical lens onto technology itself.
In all of the fourteen essays in Science Friction, bestselling writer Michael Shermer explores the very own limitations and biases that plague and propel technology, specially while scientists push opposed to the unknown. What will we recognize and what can we now not understand? How does technology reply to controversy, assault, and uncertainty? while does idea turn into authorised truth? As constantly, Shermer grants a thought-provoking, interesting, and enjoyable view of lifestyles within the medical age.

"Meaty bills [and] wonderful dialogue . . . really worth having." ―The Washington submit e-book World

"[Shermer's] major obsession is the reality . . . novice skeptics will research from his matter-of-fact dismissals of astrology and creationism." ―Psychology Today

"Extremely entertaining." ―Science News

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