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The Undergrowth of Science: Delusion, Self-Deception and Human Frailty

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By: Walter Gratzer

328 pages, B/w photos

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #113826 | ISBN: 0198507070
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Collection of stories from the history of science, including the affair of the N-rays ('the best and most widely analysed example of tribal delusion in the history of science'), Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet genetics, science in the Third Reich, the tale of polywater, and the cold-fusion aberration of the 1980s.

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