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6 edition of Borderlands of Science found in the catalog.

Borderlands of Science

by Charles Sheffield

  • 225 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Baen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Study & Teaching,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Composition & Creative Writing - Genre Fiction,
  • Science / General,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7646993M
    ISBN 100671319531
    ISBN 109780671319533

    Superstring theory is one of the latest inhabitants of what Shermer (Why People Believe Weird Things, etc.), editor of Skeptic magazine, calls the "borderlands" of science: that is, ideas that. Read this book on Questia. An eye-opening exploration of the fuzzy terrain where science leaves off and nonsense begins In The Borderlands of Science, Michael Shermer takes us to the place where real science, borderline science-and just plain nonsense-collide.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Still, Alfred, b. Borderlands of science. New York, Philosophical Library [©] (OCoLC)   Welcome. Since , Borderlands Bookstore promotes awareness about the history of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, Mexico and the Mexican Republic, the United States Borderlands and the genealogies of the Hispanic settlers of these areas.

    Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Borderlands of Science (Paperback) at 2/5(1). Dr. Daniel C. Bach was awarded the ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award, to be presented at next year’s annual meeting in Portland, ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award is presented to any published monographic (single or multiple authored, including edited) book in the social and natural sciences, and humanities involving original research on borders, borderlands and border regions.


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I read this book some time ago and copied this review from a longer article that appeared in The Writer in This book surveys the current state of physics, chemistry, and biology and how they can be applied to such favorite science fiction topics as the beginning and ending of the universe, space flight and colonization, alien biology, computer and robot design, cloning, immortality, and /5.

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Borderlands of Science carries the subtitle "How to Think Like a Scientist and Write Science Fiction." This is as apt a title as I've seen in quite a while.

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Shermer argues that while science is the best lens through which to [ ]. Borderlands of Science. How to Think Like a Scientist (and Write Science Fiction) ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Charles Sheffield, a mathematician and physicist, is a past president of both the American Astronautical Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America, and the chief scientist of the Earth Satellite Corporation.

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Rather than an exploration of the actual borderlands of science, we get an attempt to describe an archetypal inhabitant of the borderlands. What sort of education, relationships, birth order etc create the "heretic personality" that will wind up in research projects that run contrary to mainstream thinking.

The short answer is that in the borderlands between science and non-science the mind fills in the gaps left by nature. The long answer is in understanding how scientists — or any of us for that matter — find that exquisite balance between heresy and orthodoxy, particularly when the evidence cannot lead us to a definitive conclusion.

Borderlands Science is the result of a partnership between Gearbox, 2K Games, McGill University, Massively Multiplayer Online Science, and The Author: Marc Deschamps.

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In The Borderlands of Science, Michael Shermer takes us to the place where real science, borderline science—and just plain nonsense—r argues that while science is the best lens through which to view the world, it is often difficult to decipher where valid science leaves off and borderland, or "fuzzy" science begins/5(6).

Borderlands is a series of action role-playing first-person shooter video games in a space western science fantasy setting, created by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games for multiple platforms. The series consists of four games, each with multiple downloadable content packs: Borderlands (), Borderlands 2 (), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel () by 2K Australia and Borderlands 3 Developer(s): Gearbox Software, 2K Australia, Telltale.

This is your gateway to the source. What you will find in this catalog are print editions from the seventy-year tradition of Borderland Sciences, each one presented in our original, classic xerographic format, comfortably accommodating those who wish to conduct their.

About Borderlands Books. Located in San Francisco, Borderlands is one of the largest Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural and Mystery specialty bookstores in the country. We carry new and used books, magazines, and British imports.

We will special order almost anything. The Borderlands of Science audiobook, by Michael Shermer As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science.

Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science 3/5. In The Borderlands of Science, Michael Shermer takes us to the place where real science, borderline science--and just plain nonsense--collide.

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As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science (superstring theory), and just plain /5(6).

Borderlands Books San Francisco, CA, United States Borderlands is a new and used bookstore specializing in science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror located in San Francisco's Mission District. We opened in in the Hayes Valley neighborhood and moved to Valencia Street in and in we opened an adjoining cafe.OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Science and the scientist --Magic and the mystic --Science from magic --Magic and science of the seventeenth century --Witchcraft and the new science --Man and the universe --The divining-rod --Levitation --Poltergeist phenomena and telekinesis --Body, mind and memory --Hypnotism and clairvoyance --Telepathy --Time and.