They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned out to be Science Fiction

They Got It Wrong Science All the Facts that Turned out to be Science Fiction They Got It Wrong Science tells the fascinating story behind erroneous scientific theories and gives incredible perspective on how the way we view the workings of the world has evolved throughout h

  • Title: They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned out to be Science Fiction
  • Author: Graeme Donald
  • ISBN: 9781621450092
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Hardcover
  • They Got It Wrong Science tells the fascinating story behind 50 erroneous scientific theories and gives incredible perspective on how the way we view the workings of the world has evolved throughout history.This book is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in our scientific history It exposes the theories that were once widely regarded as facts but have since beeThey Got It Wrong Science tells the fascinating story behind 50 erroneous scientific theories and gives incredible perspective on how the way we view the workings of the world has evolved throughout history.This book is the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in our scientific history It exposes the theories that were once widely regarded as facts but have since been proven to be complete science fiction From such seemingly crazy ideas as the body being composed of only four things black and yellow bile, blood, and phlegm to the discovery of dinosaur bones being accepted as the bones of giants killed in the great flood from Biblical times They Got It Wrong Science tells the fascinating story behind 50 erroneous scientific theories and gives incredible perspective on how the way we view the workings of the world has evolved throughout history.

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    1. Graeme Donald Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the They Got It Wrong: Science: All the Facts that Turned out to be Science Fiction book, this is one of the most wanted Graeme Donald author readers around the world.

    2. Not what I was expecting. I disliked the format. There were sidebars throughout with brief notes of "mini myths," but the way these were written, it was unclear whether the author was simply listing erroneous beliefs that were perpetuated in our culture, whether he was substantiating things that were thought to be myths, whether he was contradicting them, or perhaps doing some of each in different places. In a book with such a title (_All the Facts That Turned Out to be Science Fiction_)I was ex [...]

    3. True rating: 3.5 stars.An interesting and often eye-opening set of short essays. I’d like to, but I can’t rate it higher for two reasons. First, there are no supporting notes for the hundreds of bold statements that the reader must simply accept as fact. And second, the sidebars called “Mini Myths”, while generally accurate to the letter, occasionally present one-line mythbusters that seem designed to shock, and yet are doing nothing more than splitting hairs. Example 1: “Heat does not [...]

    4. They Got It Wrong is a fun read. It provides some rather interesting information regarding science and scientific thought, coupled with the beliefs and thought processes of philosophers, religious leaders, politicians, charlatans, and the social mores of their times.Not intended to be an entirely serious and scholarly examination of the scientific method, They Got It Wrong does take a pragmatic approach and views the historical development of the scientific process under a magnifying glass, givi [...]

    5. This book was counterproductive. It set about to make fools of history's scientists and make you doubt anything and everything currently thought to be true in the world of science. The book failed to explain how many misconceptions are wrong, using with current believe and new understanding, or even how we now we were wrong. The attitude of the writer seems to be one of malicious intent, which overshadows the facts and explanations that are given and elucidated. It is because of this attitude th [...]

    6. They Got It Wrong: Science, is an fun new read about many of the scientific fallacies, both past and present, that have existed in the world. Topics range from the fantastical quest for the philosopher's stone, to the absurd notion of female hysteria and the disturbing studies of eugenics and phrenology. This book is a quick and fun read from the new book shelf. I do wish a greater source list had been included then the small bibliography in the back of this book, as many of the topics are quite [...]

    7. This is what I'd call a coffee table or bathroom book, but I read it cover to cover (mostly). If you're 62, as I am, and you are relatively well read, I doubt there is much in this book to surprise you, although I think some of the "facts" are a little more controversial than the author states. I did not find this book "hilarious" as other reviewers have stated. Actually, I found it a bit tedious, thus the "mostly" above. I was going to rate it two stars, but the anti-science slant bothers me.

    8. The book examines historical "facts" that ultimately became fiction. Graeme Donald, in 16 brief essays, discusses topics such as phrenology, hollow earth, and life energy among others. Each "chapter" is subdivided with appropriate titles. Numerous sidebars labeled "Reality Check" amplify points in the essay. Perhaps the highlight may be the illustrations of a historical nature. All in all, an interesting read.

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