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The Borderlands of Science

by Michael Shermer
New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 368 pages.

From the publisher: "As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science (superstring theory), and just plain nonsense (Big Foot) collide with one another. ... [The Borderlands of Science] will help us stay grounded in common sense as we try to evaluate everything from SETI and acupuncture to hypnosis and cloning."