This book is a review of extraordinary new hypotheses that might reasonably be characterized as 'dissenting science.' It spotlights the principal scientists-world-class thinkers all-who have proposed these theories, and the difficulties they encountered in their conclusions' challenges to existing paradigms. By laying out these theories in terms that any intelligent reader can understand, they become accessible to the non-specialist who is then able to evaluate them on their merits.
Neil DeRosa is a freelance writer residing in New York.
Chapter 1 Preface: A Dedication Chapter 2 Introduction: What is Apocryphal Science? Chapter 3 The Principles: Unrecognized Trailblazers of Progress Chapter 4 Intelligent Design: Science or Old Time Religion? Chapter 5 A Little Knowledge: A Psychiatrist's Crusade Chapter 6 An Old Tactic: A Climatologist Reports on Global Warming Chapter 7 Fifty Thousand Doctors: Why They Will Never Find a Cure for AIDS Chapter 8 On Classical Ground: Petr Beckmann's Relativity Chapter 9 Winger's Friend: The Strange World of Quantum Physics Chapter 10 The Electricians: Collective vs. Galilean Electrodynamics Chapter 11 See No Evil: Heretic Arp's Challenge Chapter 12 Wrestling Superman: Tom Van Flandern's Meta Science Chapter 13 The Face: A Fact that Could Change Everything Chapter 14 Over the Line: Exploring the Borders of Science Chapter 15 The Sphinx: Mild-Mannered Geologist Makes Waves Chapter 16 Space Seeds: DNA: The Cosmic Genetic Code Chapter 17 The End of Science? The Dead-end of Mainstream Science Chapter 18 Real Conspiracies: The Case for Apocryphal Science Chapter 19 Appendix A: New Science, Tesla, and Flimflam Chapter 20 Appendix B: Good Nutrition and Health Hoaxes Chapter 21 References Chapter 22 Index