FUN: Debunker's Guide

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Science  19 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5665, pp. 1741c
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5665.1741c

From Bigfoot to dowsing, many bogus beliefs refuse to die, and new ones keep sprouting. Keep up on the latest varieties of pseudoscience and irrationality with The Skeptic's Dictionary, compiled by philosophy professor Robert Carroll of Sacramento City College in California. Carroll wittily explains and skewers more than 400 frauds, fads, superstitions, and other forms of popular nonsense. Everything from creationism to iridology, the belief that illnesses can be diagnosed by examining the iris of the eye, gets the skeptical treatment.


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