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Volume 5349, Pál Schmitt scientific misconduct controversy --- Pam Gulleson By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 5349, Pál Schmitt scientific misconduct controversy---Pam Gulleson Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic... More > gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Myths, Disputes, and Controversies of Nutrition By Morgan Pfiffner
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A book examining the real science behind several debated nutrition topics. Learn about the health effects of saturated fat, vitamin C, fiber, salt, and more. This book contains 11 chapters and covers... More > over 260 scientific studies.< Less
Christian Metaphysics and their Controversies By Steven Jones
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“What is Truth?” This is the very question Pilate asks Christ just before the Crucifixion. It is also the very question that has puzzled theologians, intrigued philosopher’s, and... More > confused the believer. Yet, the very definition of truth has changed over the centuries. If the very definition of truth is up for grabs, how is it that we can even communicate? Using little known texts and re-establishing ancient scientific principles, Christian Metaphysics and their Controversies tackles this very issue by going back to the beginning of human thought, establishing a historical basis for the discussion of Truth, and then showing how True Christian principles have always been based on a specific understanding of reason. Once understood, it then shows how modern philosophy has subtly changed that basis of truth eventually leading to the teaching that ‘truth is paradox’ in order to save religion in the face of modern science.< Less
Reasonable Christianity: A Response To Scientific Atheism By John Apocalypse
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A response to the ever growing attacks on Christianity perpetrated by scientific atheism. John first delves into the evidence supporting the existence of Christ and Christianity which is followed by... More > addressing the arguments and accusations put forth by the scientific atheists. Finally John delves into the ever controversial topic of creation by comparing and contrasting the two beliefs. The author focuses more on the quality of information as opposed to quantity, and has made this an easy yet thought provoking read for anyone.< Less
Just doing their jobs? Scientific responsibilty from nuclear physics to genetic engineering By Justin Denholm
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The question of whether scientists shoud be considered responsible for the application of their research has been a controversial one, both within the scientific community and broader society. Taking... More > examples from atomic physics and genetic engineering, "Just doing their jobs?" considers scientific responsibility across a range of applications, in the midst of both positive and negative consequences of scientific research. "Just doing their jobs?" offers a challenge for scientists to assume responsibilty for subsequent applications of their research, and offers strategies for responding to this moral ownership in a way that respects their roles in both science and in society.< Less
Science and the Citizen By Marco Mamone Capria
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This collection of essays comes from the international project “Science and Democracy”. It offers an examination of several controversial issues, within and about science, of wide-ranging... More > social relevance. A partial list runs as follows: the role of scientific technology in shaping our life; the influence of corporations on contemporary medicine; grass-roots activism and new technologies; environmental constraints on economical growth; the HIV/AIDS controversy; the Wakefield trial and the MMR vaccine-autism link; the organ transplant ideology and business; the debate on the terrorist attacks in USA of September 11, 2001; the role of whistleblowers in science; etc. - Contributions by J. Barretto Bastos Filho, H. Bauer, M. Brown, M. C. Danhoni Neves, F. Fabbri, P. Ghisellini, S. Lang, A. Liversidge, C. Loré, M. Mamone Capria, R. Maruotti, D. Mastrangelo, S. Maurano, M. Mazzucco, D. Rasnick, S. Siminovic, S. Ulgiati, M. Walker.< Less
Ghosts of molecules - The case of the “memory of water” By Francis BEAUVAIS
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The story of a scientific controversy: the case of "memory of water". A true scientific thriller with detailed descriptions of disputed experiments performed by the French immunologist... More > Jacques Benveniste; with many details of the famous conflict with the scientific journal Nature and its Director John Maddox.< Less
The Process of Science By Anthony Carpi Anne Egger
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This text is an exploration of the dynamic process of science, helping readers to better understand our surroundings and place in the universe. It is not meant to represent a specific discipline in... More > science, but rather an umbrella for all scientific disciplines. The material is perfect for the undergraduate and graduate classroom; for students of science and students of education.< Less
The Assumptions Behind the Theory of Evolution By Dave Schoch
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The theory of evolution is based solidly upon certain assumptions. This would not be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that most of these assumptions are not warranted by the facts of nature,... More > and therefore have not (and can not ever) be codified as facts of nature. Today these unwarranted, and therefore illegitimate assumptions, have found their way into populating not only our textbooks, but also mainstream America, as confirmed facts of nature, when they are not. This book exposes numerous unwarranted and illegitimate evolutionary assumptions pushed upon the unsuspecting public as codified facts of science when they are not codified facts of nature. According to Dr. Jerry Bergman, this is an “excellent book…it promises to be a very important book in this area (referring to the creation/evolution controversy.”< Less
A Chemist's Perspective On The Shroud of Turin By Raymond N. Rogers
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Raymond N. Rogers was the head of the chemistry experiments for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team of 24 researchers that performed the first ever in-depth scientific examination... More > of the relic in 1978. He was a professional chemist for 52 years and spent 35 years as a research chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, until his retirement in 1988. Rogers shares his frank and often-unvarnished personal perspectives on his 30 year involvement in Shroud studies. He details his own research and backs it up with solid observations, chemical analysis and microscopy. He provides us with his own theory of the Shroud’s image formation and his own opinion on its authenticity. He discusses the role of religion and science and how each has impacted Shroud research. Most importantly, he discusses the possible future for the Shroud itself. Rogers’ unique perspective, straightforward style and in-depth knowledge will both inform and enlighten you. Includes 68 Color and B&W Illustrations.< Less