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When you were a tadpole and I was a fish : and other speculations about this and that, Martin Gardner

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When you were a tadpole and I was a fish : and other speculations about this and that
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When you were a tadpole and I was a fish
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and other speculations about this and that
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Martin Gardner
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Title
When you were a tadpole and I was a fish
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Best known as the longtime writer of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American, Martin Gardner has for decades pursued a parallel career as a devastatingly effective debunker of what he once famously dubbed "fads and fallacies in the name of science." This collection of choice essays takes aim at a gallery of amusing targets, ranging from Ann Coulter's qualifications as an evolutionary biologist to the logical fallacies of precognition and extrasensory perception, from Santa Claus to The Wizard of Oz, from mutilated chessboards to the little-known "one-poem poet" Langdon Smith (the original author of this volume's title line). The writings assembled here fall into seven broad categories: Science, Bogus Science, Mathematics, Logic, Literature,Religion and Philosophy, and Politics. Under each heading, Gardner displays an awesome level of erudition combined with a wicked sense of humor.--From publisher description
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500
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index present
LC call number
Q173
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.G355 2009
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non fiction
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When you were a tadpole and I was a fish : and other speculations about this and that, Martin Gardner
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Science -- Ann Coulter takes on Darwin -- Isaac Newton's vast ocean of truth -- Bull's eyes and famous fumbles -- Mr. Belloc objects -- Mr. Belloc still objects -- Bogus science -- Why I am not a paranormalist -- New thought, unity, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox -- Was the sinking of the Titanic foretold? -- Dracula makes a martini -- Fibonacci sequences -- Tiling mutilated chessboards -- Is Ruben Hersch "out there"? -- Logic -- The explosion of blaggage's oracle -- The erasing of Philbert the Fudger -- The wonderful Wizard of Oz -- The life and adventures of Santa Claus -- Tales of the long bow -- When you were a tadpole and i was a fish -- The curious case of Frank Tipler -- The comic pratfall of Richard Roberts -- Why I am not an atheist -- The coloured lands -- The price we pay -- Politics -- Is socialism a dirty word?
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780809087372
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010286
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