Apr 23, 2018
GEO 306 - Science, Pseudoscience and Fraud
2010-2011 Catalog Year
A multi-disciplinary course derived in equal parts from
understanding natural phenomena in terms of basic science,
unmasking the profound nature of scientific principles and applying
them to everyday life. The course will focus on uncovering topics
that are ‘messy’ and intellectually complex rather than ones that
have ‘right answers’ or are contrived ‘cook book’ experiments.
Sub-themes in the course will allow students to experience a
scientist’s sense of triumph through rational thinking by exposing
specious arguments (pseudoscience) and charlatans (frauds), such as
Creationism, Dowsing, Pyramid Power, Astrology, and Living
PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
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