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1Title:  Irreducible incoherence and intelligent design: A look into the conceptual toolbox of a pseudoscience   
 Creator:  Boudry, Maarten. | Blancke, Stefaan. | Braeckman, Johan. 
 Publication:  Chicago, Ill, 2010. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references. 
 Extent:  p. 473-482. ; 26 cm. 
 Subjects:  Creationism | Pseudoscience

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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2Title:  Philosophy of pseudoscience: reconsidering the demarcation problem   
 Creator:  Pigliucci, Massimo, 1964- | Boudry, Maarten, 1984- 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. 
 Extent:  viii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm 
 Subjects:  Pseudoscience | Science

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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3Title:  The cellular cosmogony, or, The earth a concave sphere   
 Creator:  Koresh, 1838-1908 | David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) 
 Publication:  The Guiding Star Publishing House, Estero, Fla, 1922. 
 Notes:  Publisher's advertisements: [2] p. at end. 
 Extent:  224, [2] p., [7] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., port. ; 20 cm. 
 Subjects:  Earth -- Miscellanea | Geodesy -- Miscellanea | Pseudoscience

 
Collection:  Smithsonian Institution 
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4Title:  Science or pseudoscience: magnetic healing, psychic phenomena, and other heterodoxies   
 Creator:  Bauer, Henry H. 
 Publication:  University of Illinois Press, Urbana, c2001. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-264) and index. 
 Extent:  xi, 275 p. : ill. ; 24. 
 Subjects:  Pseudoscience | Folklore | Science | Parapsychology | Quackery | Superstitions

 
Collection:  College of Physicians of Philadelphia 
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5Title:  The trouble with nature: sex in science and popular culture   
 Creator:  Lancaster, Roger N. 
 Publication:  University of California Press, Berkeley, c2003. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. Roger N. Lancaster provides the definitive rebuttal of evolutionary just-so stories about men, women, and the nature of desire in this spirited expose of the heterosexual fables that pervade popular culture, from prime-time sitcoms to scientific theories about the so-called gay gene. Lancaster links the recent resurgence of biological explanations for gender norms, sexual desires, and human nature in general with the current pitched battles over sexual politics. Ideas about a "hardwired" and immutable human nature are circulating at a pivotal moment in human history, he argues, one in which dramatic changes in gender roles and an unprecedented normalization of lesbian and gay relationships are challenging received notions and commonly held convictions on every front. The Trouble with Nature takes on major media sources--the New York Times, Newsweek--and widely ballyhooed scientific studies and ideas to show how journalists, scientists, and others invoke the rhetoric of science to support political positions in the absence of any real evidence. Lancaster also provides a novel and dramatic analysis of the social, historical, and political backdrop for changing discourses on "nature," including an incisive critique of the failures of queer theory to understand the social conflicts of the moment. By showing how reductivist explanations for sexual orientation lean on essentialist ideas about gender, Lancaster invites us to think more deeply and creatively about human acts and social relations. 
 Extent:  xiii, 442 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Sex in popular culture | Science news | Pseudoscience | Sexual orientation -- Physiological aspects | Sexuality

 
Collection:  NY Academy of Medicine 
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6Title:  How Lysenkoism became pseudoscience: Dobzhansky to Velikovsky   
 Creator:  Gordin, Michael D. 
 Publication:  Dordrecht, Ne, 2012. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references. 
 Extent:  p. [443]-468. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Genetics -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Pseudoscience | Velikovsky, Immanuel, -- 1895- | Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, -- 1900-1975 | Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich, -- 1898-1976

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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7Title:  Fowler and Wells phrenological character readings, ephemera, and printed material, 1840-1910   
 Creator:  Fowler & Wells | Butler, D. P. (David P.) | Fowler, Lorenzo Niles | Fowler, Orson Squire | Sizer, Nelson | Wells, Samuel Robert | American Institute of Phrenology | Amy Comegys Memorial Fund 
 Notes:  This collection contains materials related to the study and practice of phrenology, specifically as espoused by American phrenologists Orson Squire Fowler, Lorenzo Niles Fowler, Charlotte Fowler Wells, Lydia Folger Fowler, and Samuel Roberts Wells, who together make up the company "Fowler and Wells" (variously rendered as "Fowlers and Wells," "Fowlers and Wells Co.," "Fowler and Wells Publishers," and "Fowler and Wells Phrenological Cabinet."). Phrenological readings contains eight extensive, handwritten phrenological reports on individuals, five of which are written by "Prof. O.S. Fowler" (Orson Squire Fowler), one by D.P. Butler (David P. Butler), one by L.N. Fowler (Lorenzo Niles Fowler), and one by Nelson Sizer. These range in date from 1855 to 1880. This series also contains one handwritten letter from Orson Squire Fowler dated March 27, 1851, which appears to have originally accompanied a phrenological reading. Series II. Advertisements and printed ephemera contains two book lists distributed by Fowler and Wells, two certificates of agency for local distributors of Fowler and Wells publications, various advertisements for personal readings and Fowler and Wells publications, two full-collor printed portraits (one of O.S. Fowler, one of "Chas. Benton, manager"), and several other articles relating to Fowler and Wells. Most of the materials included here are undated. Also included in this series is an extensive "Catalogue of portraits, busts, and casts of the American Institute of Phrenology," written by Charlotte Fowler Wells and Nelson Sizer, which contains many phrenological readings of figures ranging from anonymous criminals to U.S. presidents, mostly performed through analyses of paintings depicting the figures in question.Series III. Manuals contains eleven illustrated instructional manuals for the use of self-instruction on phrenology in general and skull-examination in particular. These pamphlets were given to audience members who underwent analysis at the Fowlers' lectures. Notably, they contain both general information about phrenology as well as the specific results of their analyses in specially-designed tables or in the margins of the text, where examiners would pencil in numbers indicating the strength of the examinee's various faculties. These range in date from 1846 to 1900.Series IV. Journals contains nine editions of the American phrenological journal, published between April 1847 and January 1848, as well as the "Phrenological and physiological almanac for 1848" and two other phrenological pamphlets published by Fowler and Wells in 1901 and 1910 respectively. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying popular publications on phrenology in general, Fowler and Wells in particular, as well as the practice of phrenological analysis, specifically in the U.S. 
 Extent:  1 (.4 
 Subjects:  The American phrenological journal | Phrenology | Pseudoscience | Publishers and publishing | Manuscripts, American 19th century | Advertisements | Manuals (instructional materials) | Printed ephemera

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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8Title:  Science tales: lies, hoaxes and scams   
 Creator:  Cunningham, Darryl. | Myriad Editions Limited | David Toccafondi, Dan Sung and Joshua O'Neill Collection of Comics and Graphic Novels (University of Pennsylvania) | Comics Collection (University of Pennsylvania) 
 Publication:  Myriad Editions, Brighton, 2013. 
 Notes:  Edition statement from cover. Expanded version of the 2012 ed. Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-204) Darryl Cunningham's graphic milestone of investigative reporting debunks media myths and decodes some of the most fiercely debated issues of our time: climate change, electroconvulsive therapy, the moon landing, homeopathy, evolution, the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, chiropractic, science denialism, plus for this edition hydraulic fracturing. 
 Extent:  204 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Pseudoscience | Fraud in science | Climatic changes | Electroconvulsive therapy | Homeopathy | Evolution (Biology) | Chiropractic | Vaccination of children | Hydraulic fracturing | Graphic novels | CHR 2013 | PRO Toccafondi, David, C'95 (donor)

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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