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Science Was Wrong: Startling Truths About Cures, Theories & Inventions They Declared Impossible

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Two months before the Wright brothersa historic flight at Kitty Hawk, a top scientist declared that ano possible combination of known substances, known forces of machinery and known forms of force can be united in a practical (flying) machine...a Germ theory was first advanced in ancient Sanskrit texts thousands of years ago, but wasnat widely accepted until late in the 19 ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published June 20th 2010 by New Page Books (first published 2010)
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My one-star rating may be a little misleading. There were definitely good, enjoyable things about this book.

Most of the chapters dealing with past events are well-researched, decently written, and well worth looking at for an introduction to the concept of scientific advancement and the pitfalls in its way.

However, this is a book with an agenda, and it becomes ever more blatant as the subject matter approaches the present. Y'see, the book title is a trifle misleading. It might better be stated a
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Aug 31, 2014 Randy Evans rated it really liked it
Nuclear physicist "Stanton T. Friedman", the author of this book tells us "we need to avoid jumping to conclusions merely because well-educated people make false claims of impossibility." He shows us how often evolving scientific dogmas have been wrong and data that contradicted those dogmas was deliberately ignored and how government-controlled policy of denial have sometimes turned lies into official truths. Some of us already knew this is it works.
Jan 03, 2011 Jess rated it did not like it
I have to admit that I didn't actually read this book. I read the preface, the first section of the first chapter, and then just started skimming in disgust. The authors claim at the beginning that the book is the first that seriously examines the damage of scientific groupthink and bureaucracy. When I read that, I thought of Kuhn's classic "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions," and figured the authors had probably not even read that book at all.

They also engage in really stupid lines of tho
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Stanton T. Friedman received BSc and MSc degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, classified, eventually cancelled, projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and nuclear powerplant ...more
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