My apologizes for this off topic book list, but these are REALLY good books
on this subject/thread.
This one's hard to find (I had to order it):
"Science Under Siege" by Michael Fumento (1993/in paperback) Quill
Subtitled: "How the Environmental Misinformation Campaign Is Affecting Our
Laws, Taxes, and Our Daily Life." Topics covered: Alar, cancer testing,
epidemiology, Dioxin, Love Canal, & Electric and Magnetic Fields among
The other is "Why People Believe Weird Things" by Michael Shermer
subtitled: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
I'm now reading DX-Aku which is full of silly superstition, but I'm
enjoying it anyway!
(There, a ham radio reference! -- All is well....)
de ed -K0iL
EUGENE SMAR [SMTP:SPELUNK.SUENO@prodigy.net] wrote:
> Read The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan, for an excellent treatment
> pseudo-science and its practitioners.
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gilmer, Mike <email@example.com>
> >WA9ALS - John [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> >Some days I don't even try anymore - you just can't
> >> tell people something they believe in is wrong.
> >A lot of this kind of sentiment is fueled by the predisposition many
> >believing in conspiracy theories. Because so many now-debunked myths
> >the Pearl Harbor sneak attack or that radiation from high-tension lines
> >causes birth defects) are started by established "authorities" (for
> >own personal/political/business gains) it's easier for all wacky ideas
> be taken seriously and serious science to be ignored.
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