Resources

Bibliography:

Ben-Ari, M. (2005) Just a theory: exploring the nature of science

Barker Bausell, R. (2007) Snake Oil Science : The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Oxford University Press

Dawkins R. 2000 Unweaving the Rainbow : Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

Dawkins R. 1998 Postmodernism Disrobed, Nature 394, pp 141-143

Einstein, A. (1936). Physics and reality. In The Einstein reader (pp. 52-99). New York: Citadel, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Evans I., Thornton H., Chalmers I., Glaszio P., Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. The British library, London.

Feynman, R. P. (1967). The character of physical law; the 1964 Messenger lectures. MA: MIT Press.

Feynman R.P. 1998 The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist

Frankfurt H.G. 2005 On Bullshit, Princeton University Press

Goldacre B.  2008 Bad Science, Fourth Estate, London

Klee, R. (1997) Introduction to the Philosophy of science; cutting nature at its seams New York, Oxford University Press.

Kuhn, T. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions (3rd ed.) University of Chicago Press.

Numbers R.L. (Ed.) 2009  Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Popper, Karl (1954) The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Basic Books, New York, NY

Sagen C. & Druyan A. 1997  The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Singh S. (2008) Trick of Treatment. W.W. Norton & Co., New York

 

Downloads:

You can hear Prof. Harry G. Frankfurt discuss science and BS at http://press.princeton.edu/video/frankfurt !

The Good Science Detection Guide: A quick guide to identifying good science and spotting bad science, non science or pseudoscience.

Homeopathy & highlights of a BBC Horizon programme on a rigorous test on homeopathic medicine at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-jIIgwO71w

This will show you the first section. There are five short sections in total which are worth watching and quite well done. There is a $1,000,000 prize for someone to show that homeopathy works and the BBC team go out to try to win it.