How to Fake a Moon Landing

The meaning of the world is the separation of wish and fact.”
Kurt Gödel

Everyone loves science except when science defeats wishes for a world not known. Coming to accept the world based upon evidence requires separating wish from fact. And when the evidence is lacking in quality or quantity, then science requires us to have the discipline to live with uncertainty rather than wallow in potentially incorrect beliefs.

Darryl Cunningham has written an engaging comic graphics book about science and the scientific worldview. Darryl Cunningham, How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial (2013). Through pictorial vignettes, taken from current controversies, Cunningham has created a delightful introduction to scientific methodology and thinking. Cunningham has provided chapters on several modern scandalous deviations from the evidence-based understanding of the world, including:

  • The Moon Hoax
  • Homeopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • The MMR Vaccination Scandal
  • Evolution
  • Fracking
  • Climate Change, and
  • Science Denial

Most people will love this book. Lawyers will love the easy-to-understand captions. Physicians will love the debunking of chiropractic. Republicans will love the book’s poking fun at (former Dr.) Andrew Wakefield and his contrived MMR vaccination-autism scare, and the liberal media’s unthinking complicity in his fraud. Democrats will love the unraveling of the glib, evasive assertions of the fracking industry. New Agers will love the book because of its neat pictures, and they probably won’t read the words anyway, and so they will likely miss the wonderful deconstruction of homeopathy and other fashionable hokum. Religious people, however, will probably hate the fun poked at all attempts to replace evidence with superstitions.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

Without rancor, Cunningham pillories all true believers who think that they can wish the facts of the world. At $16.95, the book is therapeutic and a bargain.

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