9780393049633

Did Adam and Eve Have Navels: Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects

ISBN 10: 0393049639 / 0-393-04963-9
ISBN 13: 9780393049633
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Martin Gardner...is perhaps the wittiest, most devastating dissembler of scientific fraud and intellectual chicanery of our time. In DID ADAM AND EVE HAVE NAVELS?, Gardner muses on topics as diverse as numerology, the late Senator Claiborne Pell's paranormal passions, Freud's flawed dream theory, the Heaven's Gate suicides, William F. Buckley's NEARER, MY GOD, and the seemingly inexhaustible American appetite for third rate science. Indeed, no one has ever written so witheringly of New Age nostrums than Gardner does here. His funny, brilliantly unsettling exposes of reflexology and urine therapy alone should be required reading for anyone interested in "alternative" medicine. In a world increasingly tilted toward superstition, DID ADAM AND EVE NAVELS? will give those of us who prize logic and common sense immense solace and inspiration.

Review:
"[W]hat sets Gardner apart from the rest of the debunking crowd is that he doesn't just take potshots at the sitting ducks of fundamentalist thought or kooky cults; the sacred cows of science appear equally--and hilariously--in his deadly cross hairs. Gardner is always marvelously panoramic and ruminative, whether reporting the spread of the mistaken belief that eggs balance more easily on the first day of spring, pointing out that Newton was a fundamentalist, or discussing the conceptual origins of the Internet in the work of H.G. Wells. And he stimulates these same mental qualities, often useful gateways to creative thought, in the reader."

Tom DiEgidio, Salon, 10/17/2000

 

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