Sci-Fi Art, the Levitron, and Collapsing Atoms
One of the results of a long and checkered career is the accumulation of assorted information, most of which does me no good.
Pseudoscience on the Internet
Pseudoscience has become more sophisticated and, perhaps, more mainstream than it used to be.
On the Internet
Some time ago, I subscribed to Prodigy and spent many bemused hours corresponding with denizens of their physics bulletin board.
Psychics, Physics and Magnets
A wonderful document has wafted its way across my desk. It is either a press release or a scientific abstract…
My last column had a few things to say about claims of cancer risk produced by low frequency electromagnetic fields.
Bad Science, Phony Science and Pseudoscience
Sometimes the difference between real science and pseudoscience is so small that it is hard to tell which side you’re looking at
No More Mister Nice Guy
One of the disadvantages of modern technology is that now anybody can publish his/her own book.
Scientific Illiteracy in the Press
I’m the first to admit it: I have not made a scientific, double-blind study of this phenomenon.
Foibles and Fallacies
Recently I pulled myself kicking and screaming into the nineties by subscribing to the Prodigy information service.
Tachyons and Other Nonentities
Sliding across my desk recently came a copy of a full-page ad that had appeared in a journal called Pacific Spirit…