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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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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".Read more ›