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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Brant Shermer Narrator: Michael Brant Shermer Publisher: Michael Shermer Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Science Friction, best-selling author and Skeptic magazine publisher Michael Shermer pretends to be a psychic for a day...and fools everyone; as a psychologist and bicycle racer, Shermer reveals the science behind sports psychology; as a historian and evolutionary theorist, Shermer considers what was truly responsible for the mutiny on the Bounty; and as a son, Shermer explores the possibilities of alternative and experimental medicine for his cancer-ravaged mother. And a skeptic realizes that it is time to turn the skeptical lens onto science itself.

In each of the essays in Science Friction, Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know, and what do we not know? How does science respond to controversy, attack, and uncertainty? When does theory become accepted fact? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Natasha | 10/25/2013

    " Compilation of essays Michael Shermer has written in the past. Interesting topics, but at times the style of writing leads much to be desired, e.g., instead of referring to notes, he explains his sources in the text which detracts from the flow of the work at times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jenny Schmenny | 9/4/2013

    " I haven't been able to finish this. I wanted to love it, but I found the first chapter to be a little boring and smug. I think there are some great ideas in here and someone else should have written about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Melbie | 8/26/2013

    " My first Shermer! Must read more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Donna | 8/21/2013

    " I enjoyed Why People Believe Weird Things, but this collection was dull in comparison. I felt like I was reading more about the author than the ideas, which was not what I was looking for. "

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