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Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair Paperback – August 27, 2008

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (August 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1436304342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1436304344
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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This posthumous selection from Bob Schadewald's published and unpublished essays (skillfully edited by Bob's sister, Lois) is an account of several varieties of pseudoscience, including flat earth, perpetual motion, Velikovsky, creationism, and predictions of the end of the world. It succeeds on several levels. First, as an very readable and entertaining account of subjects that usually aren't dealt with in standard science textbooks, and also as a serious examination of philosophical questions relating to our interpretation of the evidence that forms our models of the natural world.

Bob was fascinated by independent thinkers. He followed with great interest the writings of people who refused to accept conventional and accepted science, preferring to invent their own personal world-view, contemptuous of established mainstream science. Bob felt that to fully understand what science is and how it is done, we should also look at the misguided and eccentric ideas of those who don't fully grasp the methods of science, or who reject them. Bob knew many of these people personally. His interviews with Immanuel Velikovsky and flat-earther Charles Johnson are included in this book. Bob treats his subjects with respect, while, clearly revealing why their ideas were flawed and mistaken.

Eccentric scientific ideas, and the folks who promote them, are the focus of this book. Such colorful characters are mostly harmless eccentrics who do no serious harm to science. But Bob also looks at various creationists who freely engaged in "lying for God" in their efforts to deny evolution and replace it with "creation science".
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Some people believe the Earth is flat and the center of the universe. It may sound unreasonable, but they still have their supporters. "Worlds of Their Own: A Brief History of Misguided Ideas: Creationism, Flat-Earthism, Energy Scams, and the Velikovsky Affair" is a collection of writings from the late Robert Schadewald, a science writer who spent much of his time debating with creationists and flat earthers in the name of science. The testimony of a thirty-year expert in the realm of debunking pseudoscience, "Worlds of Their Own" is proof that the world lost a great scientific mind in 2000.
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