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A preview of Nonsense on Stilts

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Massimo Pigliucci's Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press, 2010) — featuring Pigliucci's account of "the bizarre story that unfolded in Dover, Pennsylvania, and culminated in one of the best examples of how science and philosophy of science can play a surprising and fundamental role in our courtrooms." The publisher writes, "Nonsense on Stilts is a timely reminder of the need to maintain a line between expertise and assumption. Broad in scope and implication, it is also ultimately a captivating guide for the intelligent citizen who wishes to make up her own mind while navigating the perilous debates that will affect the future of our planet," and NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott described it as "[a]n eminently readable, insightful, and sensible book," adding, "I enjoyed it very much."