Suspect something's wrong with conventional science? Then don't miss this
book! Dr. Bauer (Chemistry, VPI/VSU) hits the bullseye on myths believed
by the public and by scientists themselves. You'll want to buy two,
leaving one copy free to push on your science-worshipping friends. In
Bauer's world the "Filter," rather than Scientific method, rules all.
"Science begins by chance and caprice, at the frontier, with hardly a
shadow of the scientific method in evidence; and then it proceeds to be
sieved, tested, and modified until it appears in the textbooks, whose
tried and refined content can be explained so simply (albiet fallaciously)
as resulting from application of the [scientific] method."
titles: Scientific Literacy, The So-called Scientific Method, How Science
Really Works, Other Fables About Science, Imperfections of the Filter,
Consequences of Misconception, In Praise of Science.
1994 paperback pp180