Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries?: Discourses on by Martin Gardner

By Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner, debunker of medical fraud and chicanery, explores during this identify startling clinical recommendations, corresponding to the potential for a number of universes and the idea that point can cross backwards. Armed along with his professional, sceptical eye, he examines the weird tangents produced through Freudians and deconstructionists of their evaluations of "Little pink using Hood" and divulges the fallacies of pseudoscientific treatments, from health professional Bruno Bettelheim's faulty thought of autism to the harsh farces of Facilitated communique and Primal Scream treatment.

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