Scientists are Only Human
—and Not Immune to Dogma.
A New York Times Bestselling Writer Examines the Facts in the Most Profound Controversies in Modern Science.
Galileo may have been forced to deny that the Earth moves around the Sun; but in the end, science triumphed. Nowadays science fearlessly pursues truth, shining the pure light of reason on the mysteries of the universe. Or does it As bestselling author James P. Hogan demonstrates in this fact-filled and thoroughly documented study, science has its own roster of hidebound pronouncements which are Not to be Questioned. Among the dogma-laden subjects he examines are Darwinism, global warming, the big bang, problems with relativity, radon and radiation, holes in the ozone layer, the cause of AIDS, and the controversy over Velikovsky. Hogan explains the basics of each controversy with his clear, informative style, in a book that will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in the frontiers of modern science.
Praise for James P. Hogan's science fact and fiction:
"[Mind Matters is] carefully organized to carry the reader from the earliest attempts to understand mind to current technologies designed to model logical thought . . . this book is comprehensive, timely, and accessible."
"[In Mind Matters, Hogan] looks at the real-world progress and prospects of AI. Combining strong hard-science credentials with a willingness to defy received scientific opinion, he has written one of the more interesting in the recent flurry of books on this developing field."
"[Bug Park is] on the cutting edge of technology. . . Hogan's talent carries the reader from peak to peak in the story, while his knowledge of science . . . constitutes a splendid backdrop for the nonstop action."
"[In Paths to Otherwhere,] Hogan brings his cutting edge scientific approach . . . truly fascinating and hugely enjoyable."