Nonsense on Stilts

Discerning the crucial difference between science and pseudoscience may be the single most important element of contemporary information literacy – yet it isn’t always quite so simple as it may sound. Making that vital distinction is what Massimo Pigliucci’s Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk is all about.

Writing in New Scientist’s CultureLab, Amanda Gefter reviews Pigliucci’s latest book in Tracing the Fuzzy Boundaries of Science.

(Should this book stimulate you to further pursuit of the philosophy of science, I strongly recommend two challenging classics from Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: the Growth of Scientific Knowledge and The Logic of Scientific Discovery, as well Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.)

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Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

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