Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk: How to Tell the Difference (Hardcover)

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    Peter A. Daempfle is associate professor of biology at SUNY College of Technology at Delhi. He has taught in the sciences for more than 20 years and has served as an advisor in the standards-based reform effort, working to improve national science literacy and to advance the importance of scientific thinking.
    We are constantly bombarded with breaking scientific news in the media, but we are almost never provided with enough information to assess the truth of these claims. Does drinking coffee really cause cancer? Does bisphenol-A in our tin can linings really cause reproductive damage? Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk teaches readers how to think like a scientist to question claims like these more critically.

    Author Peter A. Daempfle introduces readers to the basics of scientific inquiry, defining what science is and how it can be misused. Through provocative real-world examples, the book helps readers acquire the tools needed to distinguish scientific truth from myth. The book celebrates science and its role in society while building scientific literacy.

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    ISBN 9781442217263
    Genre SCIENCE / Research & Methodology
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 264
    Publisher Date 2012-12-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How to Tell the Difference
    Edition Number 1
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Daempfle, Peter
    Country of Origin United States
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