Superstition : belief in the age of science /

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Author / Creator:Park, Robert L.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Description:215, [4] p. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Religion and science.
Religion and sociology.
Belief and doubt.
Belief and doubt.
Religion and science.
Religion and sociology.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780691133553 (cloth : alk. paper)
0691133557 (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [217-219]) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Lessons from a tree
  • Chapter 1. A Bigger Prize: In which we discover scientists of faith
  • Chapter 2. The Secret of Life: In which Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection survives
  • Chapter 3. Miracle at Columbia: In which both sides pray for victory
  • Chapter 4. Giving Up the Ghost: In which we search for the soul
  • Chapter 5. The Silent Army: In which we search for an afterlife
  • Chapter 6. The Tsunami God: In which the innocent suffer
  • Chapter 7. The New Age: In which anything goes
  • Chapter 8. Schrodinger's Grave: In which quantum mysticism is found to be superstition
  • Chapter 9. The Barbary Duck: In which the body heals itself
  • Chapter 10. The Deer: In which the placebo effect is explained
  • Chapter 11. The Moral Law: In which we instinctively know right from wrong
  • Chapter 12. The Last Butterfly: In which there is no place else to go
  • Bibliography
  • Index