‹ zurück Sie sind hier:  Startseite » Buchhändler » » How Do You Know It's True?

Linksbuch Neu neu Rechtsbuch

Ruchlis, Hy

How Do You Know It's True? (Kartoniert / Broschiert / Paperback)

PROMETHEUS BOOKS, August 1991


112 S. - Altersempfehlung / Lesealter: ab 12 Jahre - Sprache: Englisch - 229x154x7 mm

ISBN: 0879756578 EAN: 9780879756574

Superstition still requires that many buildings have no floor numbered thirteen. More than 25% of Americans say they believe in astrology. Knocking on wood is an almost universal habit. Are these harmless notions - or dangerous delusions? Unfortunately, "fairy-tale thinking" is still the greatest enemy of progress, and education often bypasses the teaching of cognitive skills young readers can use to think independently.How Do You Know It's True? will provide young readers with an understanding of the basic nature of science, not just as a body of knowledge, but as a way of thinking. Hy Ruchlis addresses the main theme by contrasting the Cinderella fable with the way scientists establish facts; he describes the scientific method and how it has been applied to increase human knowledge. In subsequent chapters, Ruchlis demonstrates the unobservable nature of superstition, illustrates the dangers of magical thinking using the example of the Salem witch trials, explores the contradictions of such elaborate superstitions as astrology, and shows how astonishing events can be analyzed and explained using rational methods.

Titel derzeit leider nicht verfügbar.

 

Über den Autor

Hy Ruchlis (1913-1992) was a physicist, teacher, and writer known for his scientific books aimed at younger readers. Ruchlis was a graduate of Brooklyn College and Columbia University, and went on to teach both at the secondary and college levels. He is the author of Clear Thinking, How Do You Know It's True? and How A Rock Came To Be In A Fence On A Road Near A Town.

Kritikerstimmen

"... should be required reading for all junior high school students. That would go a long way towards helping each new young adult be able to reason his or her way out of the traps that slick promoters of the irrational are always trying to pass off as truth." -- The America Rationalist "... a clearly written, level-headed, down-to-earth, no-nonsense introduction to the scientific method and scientific thought." -- San Diego Tribune

ISBN 0-879756-57-8, ISBN 0-87-975657-8, ISBN 0-87975-657-8, ISBN 0-879-75657-8, ISBN 0-8797-5657-8

ISBN 978-0-879756-57-4, ISBN 978-0-87-975657-4, ISBN 978-0-87975-657-4, ISBN 978-0-879-75657-4, ISBN 978-0-8797-5657-4

Sparen Sie Versandkosten beim Kauf weiterer Artikel dieses Buchhändlers.

Gedankenlesen durch Schneckenstreicheln Was wir von Tieren über Physik lernen können von Puntigam, Martin; Gruber, Werner; Oberhummer, Heinz; Busters, Science
12,90 EUR
Meine zuletzt angesehenen antiquarischen und neue Bücher
Meine letzten Buch Suchanfragen
    Noch keine Suchanfragen vorhanden.

© 2003 - 2018 by whSoft GmbH
Entdecken Sie außerdem: Antiquariatsportal · Achtung-Bücher.de · Booklink · Buchhai - Bücher Preisvergleich
Alle genannten Preise sind Bruttopreise und enthalten, soweit nicht anders vom Verkäufer angegeben, die gesetzliche Umsatzsteuer.