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Scientific Blunders by Robert Youngson

Scientific Blunders by Robert Youngson
Scientific Blunders by Robert Youngson
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A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be.
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Format: Trade Paperback

Condition: vg-/good+ condition, minor shelf wear, light edge spotting

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 338pp, 1998 edition

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Embarrassments comes in various sizes, but few can rival in sheer, mind-blowing magnitude, some of the mistakes that have been perpetrated in the name of scientific advance. In the past scientific blunders were made largely through ignorance and superstition. Today's scientists are more sophisticated in their errors, yet the end result is the same - the brightest (and often the most big-headed) members of society can sometimes be astonishingly wrong.

Examples investigated here include:

- early scientific blunders - the flat earth theory, the earth-centered universe blunder and the scientific rejection of the Copernican theory.
- the scientist and the bishop - the great evolution debate.
- the Piltdown Man hoax
- the Tay Bridge collapse
- Chernobyl
- the Hubble telescope blunder
- the Challenger space shuttle disaster
- the cold fusion affair