Not a Scientist How Politicians Mistake Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science

Not a Scientist  How Politicians Mistake  Misrepresent  and Utterly Mangle Science Author Dave Levitan
ISBN-10 9780393353334
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 208
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An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress. The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected officials attack scientific findings that conflict with their political agendas. The next time you hear a politician say, "Well, I’m not a scientist, but…," you’ll be ready.

Why I am not a scientist

Why I am not a scientist Author Jonathan M. Marks
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002810765
Release 2009
Pages 325
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This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging and innovative discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography. Jonathan Marks examines biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences, and the literature of science studies while upending common understandings of science and culture with a mixture of anthropology, common sense, and disarming humor. Science, Marks argues, is widely accepted to be three things: a method of understanding and a means of establishing facts about the universe, the facts themselves, and a voice of authority or a locus of cultural power. This triple identity creates conflicting roles and tensions within the field of science and leads to its record of instructive successes and failures. Among the topics Marks addresses are the scientific revolution, science as thought and performance, creationism, scientific fraud, and modern scientific racism. Applying his considerable insight, energy, and wit, Marks sheds new light on the evolution of science, its role in modern culture, and its challenges for the twenty-first century.

Don t Be Such a Scientist

Don t Be Such a Scientist Author Randy Olson
ISBN-10 9781597267960
Release 2010-05-17
Pages 216
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"You think too much! You mother F@$#%&* think too much! You're nothing but an arrogant, pointy-headed intellectual — I want you out of my classroom and off the premises in five minutes or I'm calling the police and having you arrested for trespassing." — Hollywood acting teacher to Randy Olson, former scientist After nearly a decade on the defensive, the world of science is about to be restored to its rightful place. But is the American public really ready for science? And is the world of science ready for the American public? Scientists wear ragged clothes, forget to comb their hair, and speak in a language that even they don't understand. Or so people think. Most scientists don't care how they are perceived, but in our media-dominated age, style points count. Enter Randy Olson. Fifteen years ago, Olson bid farewell to the science world and shipped off to Hollywood ready to change the world. With films like Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus (Tribeca '06, Showtime) and Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy (Outfest '08), he has tried to bridge the cultural divide that has too often left science on the outside looking in. Now, in his first book, Olson, with a Harvard Ph.D. and formerly a tenured professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire, recounts the lessons from his own hilarious-and at times humiliating-evolution from science professor to Hollywood filmmaker. In Don't Be Such a Scientist, he shares the secrets of talking substance in an age of style. The key, he argues, is to stay true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial, more irrational, and ultimately more human. In a book enlivened by a profane acting teacher who made Olson realize that "nobody wants to watch you think," he offers up serious insights and poignant stories. You'll laugh, you may cry, and as a communicator you'll certainly learn the importance of not only knowing how to fulfill, but also how to arouse.

Letters to a Young Scientist

Letters to a Young Scientist Author Edward O. Wilson
ISBN-10 9780871407009
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 256
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Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career—both his successes and his failures—and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.

Expert Witness in the Legal System A Scientist s Search for Justice

Expert Witness in the Legal System  A Scientist   s Search for Justice Author
ISBN-10 9781434953520
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Expert Witness in the Legal System A Scientist s Search for Justice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Expert Witness in the Legal System A Scientist s Search for Justice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Expert Witness in the Legal System A Scientist s Search for Justice book for free.

So You Want to be a Scientist

So You Want to be a Scientist Author Philip A. Schwartzkroin
ISBN-10 9780199887286
Release 2009-08-27
Pages 208
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What does it take to be a scientist? Equally important, what does it take to be happy as a scientist? Drawing on thirty years of experience, Philip Schwartzkroin offers the budding scientist an invaluable glimpse into the day-to-day life of the researcher, filling a huge hole in the education of most would-be scientists--whether undergraduates or high school seniors. As Schwartzkroin points out, many of the most important things researchers learn as they hone their craft are not written down anywhere. And many of these insights come as a surprise to the naïve and well-meaning student who somehow believes that "doing research" is an occupation that is substantially different from doing a job in "the real world." This book looks at the "job" of science. Starting with suggestions about how to decide whether you'd want to pursue such a career (and if so, how to get started), the book works through some of the obvious topics relevant to a research profession--how to write a paper, give a talk, construct a grant proposal. It also examines less obvious topics that are generally incorporated into a research education only by trial and error--"thinking" like a scientist, negotiating scientific politics, dealing with research ethics, and understanding social interactions. And the book includes many "real-life situations" that may confront the young scientist, along with the author's advice on how to solve these problems. Based on the author's long career in the laboratory and his rich experience mentoring trainees, So You Want to be a Scientist provides information and insights that will help the young scientist make better decisions and choices. It will also be useful to teachers, counselors, and parents for its realistic look at the demands and requirements for success in a research career.

A Scientist Speaks Out

A Scientist Speaks Out Author Glenn T Seaborg
ISBN-10 9789814500654
Release 1996-07-29
Pages 464
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In A Scientist Speaks Out — A Personal Perspective on Science, Society, and Change, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1951) Glenn T Seaborg shares some of his thoughts and reflections on his broad interests, from the formulation of national science policy to the promise of youth. During a distinguished career in science and public service that spanned more than 50 years, he published over 500 works and maintained a public speaking schedule that included about 700 speeches on a wide variety of topics. This volume is a collection of nearly forty of his more popular speeches and articles, directed at a mostly non-scientific and non-technical audience. Since this volume is a compendium of reprints, readers will be able to share some of Seaborg's thoughts, as he originally penned them. Contents:The Future Through ScienceLearning in the World of ChangeA Scientific Society — The BeginningsScience, the Humanities, and the Federal Government — Partners in ProgressTime, Leisure, and the Computer: The Crisis of Modern TechnologyThe Positive Power of ScienceA Scientific Safari to AfricaA Journey to ChinaPreparing for the 21st CenturyThe Crisis in Pre-College Science and Math Educationand other speeches Readership: General. keywords: “Engrossing and highly readable, the articles concentrate on science education, the public understanding of science, and the future of science and technology, and also include forays into international co-operation, the 'legacy of Alfred Nobel', and personal accounts of visits to China, Africa and the Soviet Union.” Physics World

How to be a Scientist

How to be a Scientist Author Steve Mould
ISBN-10 9780241314142
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 144
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Discover the skills it takes to become a scientist in DK's new science book for kids with science presenter and comedian Steve Mould. Being a scientist isn't just about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in test tubes. It's about looking at the world and trying to figure out how it works. As well as simple science projects for kids to try, How to Be a Scientist will teach them how to think like a scientist. For every scientific concept the child learns they will be encouraged to find new ways to test it further. Fun questions, science games, and real-life scenarios make science relevant to children. In How to be a Scientist the emphasis is on inspiring kids, which means less time spent in stuffy labs and more time in the real world!

A Scientist s Guide to Talking with the Media

A Scientist s Guide to Talking with the Media Author Richard Hayes
ISBN-10 0813538580
Release 2006
Pages 200
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Research in most scientific disciplines calls for painstaking accuracy and a hesitation to generalize for fear of distorting the truth. Given this penchant for nuance, scientists often feel uneasy about a relationship with anyone in the media who is seeking an eye-catching lead, usually with limited space to express subtleties. Researchers who give interviews often feel that their findings are distorted or sensationalized, and shun future media contact. By avoiding potential misrepresentations, however, scientists also sacrifice opportunities to educate the public on important issues related to health, the environment, outer space, and much more. In A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media, Richard Hayes and Daniel Grossman draw on their expertise in public relations and journalism to empower researchers in a variety of fields to spread their message on their own terms. The authors provide tips on how to translate abstract concepts into concrete metaphors, craft soundbites, and prepare for interviews. For those looking for a higher profile, the authors explain how to become a reporter's trusted source-the first card in the Rolodex-on controversial issues. A must-read for all scientists, this book shows how it is possible for the discoveries that hibernate in lecture halls and academic journals to reach a broader audience in a way that is accurate and effective.

Ada Twist Scientist

Ada Twist  Scientist Author Andrea Beaty
ISBN-10 9781613129685
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 32
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The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.

Becoming a Scientist in Mexico

Becoming a Scientist in Mexico Author Jacqueline Fortes
ISBN-10 0271042273
Release 2010-11-01
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Becoming a Scientist in Mexico has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Becoming a Scientist in Mexico also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Becoming a Scientist in Mexico book for free.

Death of a Scientist

Death of a Scientist Author Mike Welham
ISBN-10 9781780885858
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 320
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A Time for War When a President and a Prime Minister want to go to war to remove a dictator and gain control of his country’s vast reserves of oil, they must gain public support. A threat from the dictator President to use chemical and biological weapons gives them their reason. But the weapons inspectors just can’t find the evidence that the country has such weapons. To counter this, a political dossier is created claiming the existence of weapons of mass destruction. A Time to Die Dr John Finch, the world-renowned British specialist in chemical and biological weapons, is a member of a UN inspection team. He discovers that no such weapons exist, that the dossier is misleading and refuses to toe the political line. His actions do not stop the war, but it results in him becoming a target for a political assassination. Chuck Cornell, a member of the ultra-secret ‘Black Eagles’ is assigned the task, and Dr Finch is his victim. When Dr Finch is found dead in a wood it looks like suicide, but somebody has tampered with the crime scene, unidentified men are seen in the area and unusual activity at the scene is observed. A Time for Justice? To halt the media frenzy a formal inquiry is set up, but vital witnesses are not called and a political cover-up looks likely. The Excalibur Foundation, an organisation that seeks justice for political victims, decides to take up the case. They propose to hunt down Chuck Cornell themselves and former French Foreign Legion sniper Dan Pierce is hired for the mission. During the operation to eliminate the Black Eagle however, a political target comes into Dan’s sights. Dan now holds the power to bring justice to the world, it’s just a matter of squeezing the trigger…

Is God a Scientist

Is God a Scientist Author R. Crawford
ISBN-10 9780230509238
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 179
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The scriptures of the Faiths use models to depict what God is like; namely Father, Mother, Husband, Judge, Lover, Friend, shepherd and so on. Science also uses models to advance its knowledge, and in a scientific age a model of God as the Cosmic Scientist interacting with the traditional could communicate well. It would imply that the world is a laboratory created by God in order to test whether humanity will obey his laws and live up to the values which he embraces. Using material drawn from science and six world faiths, the book shows the difference and similarity between divine and human experiments and argues that God will bring the experiment to a successful conclusion.

Serengeti Story

Serengeti Story Author Anthony Sinclair
ISBN-10 9780191644351
Release 2012-11-22
Pages 288
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Serengeti is arguably the most well-known and highly treasured conservation area in the world. In 1972 the United Nations meeting on National Parks and Protected Areas agreed to set up World Heritage Sites, now supervised by UNESCO, and at that meeting they voted Serengeti top of the list. What makes this site outstanding? What happens in Serengeti biologically? How did it become a protected area? What are the historical events that have shaped its present dynamics? What will happen to it in future? How has it become relevant to human society and conservation? These are the questions that Anthony Sinclair answers. First arriving in Serengeti in 1961, he has worked as a scientist in this ecosystem since 1965, and continues to do so today. In the process he has documented not only the ecological events as the system has changed but also the political, economic, and social events that have driven these changes. Including personal accounts of the dramatic events brought about by the vicissitudes of political turmoil, he tells the story of Serengeti and its surrounding research. Providing the historical background - both the paleohistory going back 4 million years and the modern history of the region - he examines the future of conservation, considering the ominous threats facing the Serengeti today.


ISBN-10 9781482819236
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 350
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Human violence is biggest cause of human suffering that man alone, not even God, can avoid. Killing another human being is most insignificant part of total quantum of violence perpetrated by mankind, at least in modern age. God takes care of human beings. Having faith in God is meaningless unless we human beings do not take care of humanity. It is difficult to say whether many practical truths that serve the universe well, get unified to become absolute truth or it is the other way round. This however is certain that source of all truths is universal intelligence, not yours or mine, that has God’s blessings. Man’s Dharma is to explore the truth, internalize it and to conduct himself accordingly. This, in author’s opinion, was the hypothesis based on which Gandhi carried out his experiments all through his life and established a theory that has the potential to become a universal law. The book arrives at the theory using Gandhi’s words and author’s interpretations; and no third opinion. The author says, “It, at best, is a manuscript in printed form that shall become a book only if it generates at least some thought action from its readers.”

A Scientist Looks at Religion

A Scientist Looks at Religion Author George Bernard Whatmore, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780741417534
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 332
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A Scientist Looks at Religion has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Scientist Looks at Religion also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Scientist Looks at Religion book for free.


Einstein Author Barry R. Parker
ISBN-10 9781615926558
Release 2003
Pages 297
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...a well-constructed biography that shows us how the great scientist's various passionsùfor music, learning, peace, womenùexisted side by side with, and occasionally affected, his work. ...Parker does a superb job of explaining Einstein's groundbreaking early scientific papers...readers looking for a good introduction to the 20th century's leading physicist will enjoy this. -Publishers WeeklyAt last we can learn about Albert the man, rather than Einstein the myth. - Sheldon Lee Glashow, Nobel laureate, Boston UniversityEnjoyable! There are lots of books about Einstein's relativity but this is a book about Einstein's humanity. He was a quietly passionate man - passionate about the physical universe, passionate about his loves and friendships and passionate about world peace and harmony. In this book well-known physicist and writer Barry Parker does a splendid job of presenting well-known physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein. - Dr. Paul Hodge, Professor of Astronomy, University of WashingtonEinstein continues to captivate, not only for his revolutionary scientific insights but also for his complex personality and personal pursuits. In this unique contribution to the Einstein literature, physicist and acclaimed science writer Barry Parker draws on the great scientist's letters and personal papers to explore the intellectual and emotional passions that motivated both his work and his life.Parker focuses on five aspects of Einstein's emotional nature that had a profound influence on his life and career. First and foremost was his lifelong passion for learning, not only in the fields of physics but also in mathematics and philosophy. This was manifested early on when he excelled at algebra, and later when he became absorbed with philosophy. Of course in his thinking about time and the nature of light, it was this passion to understand that led to his monumental papers on relativity.Einstein's second great love was classical music, especially the music of Mozart. Parker shows that listening to and playing music (he was an accomplished violinist) were not only recreations for Einstein but also provided stimulation for his scientific creativity.His relationships with women also greatly influenced him. Parker examines his two marriages, his liaisons with other women, and his distant relationship with his two sons from his first marriage.Another lifelong passion was his strong antiwar feelings and advocacy for peace. Einstein considered world government the only means to achieve worldwide peace. A chapter is devoted to his efforts to promote the idea of world government.Finally, Parker considers Einstein's obsession with finding a unified theory of physics to explain all the forces of the universe, and his reluctance to accept the indeterminacy of quantum theory. In the opinion of some colleagues, this was a tragedy, for Einstein isolated himself from the rest of the scientific community during the latter part of his life to pursue a lone quest that remained unfulfilled at his death.This is an original, insightful look at one of the greatest geniuses of all time who did so much to shape our vision of the world.Barry Parker, Ph.D. (Boise, ID), a professor of physics at Idaho State University from 1967 to 1997, is an award-winning science writer and the author of thirteen highly acclaimed books in popular science, including Search for a Supertheory, Alien Life: The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond, Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist, Albert Einstein's Vision and Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed Our Universe.