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Everything You Know About Science Is Wrong

Author : Matt Brown
ISBN : 9781849944618
Genre : Science
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A highly entertaining, myth-busting read for anyone with even a passing interest in science. Hot on the heels of the fascinating compendium Everything You Know About London Is Wrong, this next book in the series, written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Does nothing travel faster than the speed of light? Well, in certain circumstances, a winded tortoise can go faster. Are there actually seven colours in a rainbow? Think again. And our author merrily explains why our hair and nails don't keep growing after we die and why chemicals in our diet might not be the toxic threats we are led to believe. Covering everything from pseudoscience to phenomena of physics, scandals of space and scientific misquotes, Everything You Know About Science is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.

Everything You Know About Art Is Wrong

Author : Matt Brown
ISBN : 1849944296
Genre : Art
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A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history. In the intriguing, outrageous and often provoking world of the visual arts, nothing is quite as it seems. From the world’s first intance of photobombing in 1843 to the Damien Hirst spot painting that landed on Mars, the destruction of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers during World War II and the £3,500 sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, Everything You Know About Art is Wrong will confound your assumptions about the world of art – and perhaps even the place of art in the world.

Everything You Know Is Wrong

Author : Lloyd Pye
ISBN : 0595127495
Genre : Science
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The origin of life, particularly human life, is one of today’s most intensely debated subjects. Ironically, that debate has only two socially acceptable sides: Darwinism and Creationism. Darwinists support the detailed observations and speculations of a brilliant naturalist, while Creationists support the various interpreters of the Bible’s scriptural teachings. Despite the passion and intellect exhibited by both sides as they defend their positions, millions of people remain unconvinced by the arguments of either. For those individuals, it is time to present a viable, comprehensive, third option, Rationalism, which is the formation of ideas and opinions based on evidence and reasoning rather than on secular authority or divine revelation. Everything You Know Is Wrong stakes out a solid, defendable, entirely new position in the debate about life origins and human origins. That position is bolstered by an astonishing array of scientific facts either unmentioned or conspicuously ignored by the two currently entrenched camps. By utilizing such a fact-based format, this book’s presentation of Rationalism offers a far more convincing explanation for the origins of life, and particularly of human life, than Darwinism or Creationism ever have….or ever will.

Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong

Author : Russ Kick
ISBN : 1932857176
Genre : Psychology
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Orgasms, sexual inventions, spirituality, high-tech porn, gender-blending, hustling, masturbation, politics, airplane sex, disabilities, sex magick, biblical erotica, advertising, first times, sex in space, asexuality, group sex . . . are you ready for Disinformation?s look at the world of sex? Master anthologizer Russ Kick has immersed himself in the many and varied worlds of sex writing, producing a definitive collection exposing reality that?s way, way stranger than XXX fiction. Profiled in The New York Times as an "nformation archaeologist," Russ digs where others would not think to look for delicious details on the present, past, and future of sex. This massive, oversized anthology features a panoply of sexperts, everyone from prostitutes to professors, legends to newcomers, sexual revolutionaries to sexologists and beyond, providing a varied and unexpected look at sex, challenging our notions of what is possible and in turn exciting, enervating, frightening, and freaking us out.

Why Everything You Know Is Wrong

Author : Tom Jackson
ISBN : 1627950362
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Think you know it all? Of course you do! But there are a multitude of so-called "facts" that are nothing more than myths. For instance: Carrots improve your vision. Even though you've never seen a rabbit with glasses, this little tidbit is actually a trick played by the Royal Air Force in World War II. This book debunks many things we think are true but actually have no basis in fact. It also includes a bunch of weird but true stuff along the way such as: ¢¢ Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. ¢¢ Lemmings commit mass suicide. ¢¢ Using a cell phone at a gas station could cause a fire. ¢¢ Sugar makes kids hyperactive. And, as a special bonus, included are "WRONG" stickers that can be used to clarify things for your all-knowing friends and loved ones. Just because everyone thinks so doesn't mean it is true!

Everything You Know About Space Is Wrong

Author : Matt Brown
ISBN : 184994430X
Genre : Nature
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Indulge your curiosity with this humorous and fascinating book that demystifies the surprising myths about space. In the latest book from the Everything You Know is Wrong series, Matt Brown brings you a compendium of amazing facts about our planet, the universe, and everything in between! Thanks to popular sci-fi films and TV shows, there have been many misconceptions about the cosmos – from travelling through worm-holes to blowing up asteroids. In Everything You Know About Space is Wrong, you'll find a plethora of myths, legends and misquotes that have shaped the way you view the universe today. Think that the vacuum of space would make your blood boil and your head explode? It won't, and there have been people who have survived without wearing a suit in space. Think that astronauts float in space because there is zero-gravity? They're actually constantly falling towards the Earth. Think that the colour of space is black? It's actually predominantly green. Chock-full of facts about the cosmos, how it works (and how it doesn't!), this illuminating book will guide you through the mine of misinformation to answer such questions as whether we will meet aliens in our lifetime (SETI predicts we'll find evidence of ET by 2040!), what happens in the centre of the black hole, and why Mercury is not the hottest planet in the solar system. Discovering untruths about popular science, Everthing You Know About Space is Wrong provides a hugely entertaining insight into our universe.

Everything You Know About God Is Wrong

Author : Russell Kick
ISBN : IND:30000115531125
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Think you know God? Disinformation takes on religion as only they can.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong?

Author : David Didau
ISBN : 9781845909802
Genre : Education
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If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? is just a title. Of course, you probably think a great many things that aren't wrong. The aim of the book is to help you 'murder your darlings'. David Didau will question your most deeply held assumptions about teaching and learning, expose them to the fiery eye of reason and see if they can still walk in a straight line after the experience. It seems reasonable to suggest that only if a theory or approach can withstand the fiercest scrutiny should it be encouraged in classrooms. David makes no apologies for this; why wouldn't you be sceptical of what you're told and what you think you know? As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us. Here, David shares with you some tools to help you question your assumptions and assist you in picking through what you believe. He will stew findings from the shiny white laboratories of cognitive psychology, stir in a generous dash of classroom research and serve up a side order of experience and observation. Whether you spit it out or lap it up matters not. If you come out the other end having vigorously and violently disagreed with him, you'll at least have had to think hard about what you believe. The book draws on research from the field of cognitive science to expertly analyse some of the unexamined meta-beliefs in education. In Part 1; 'Why we're wrong', David dismantles what we think we know; examining cognitive traps and biases, assumptions, gut feelings and the problem of evidence. Part 2 delves deeper - 'Through the threshold' - looking at progress, liminality and threshold concepts, the science of learning, and the difference between novices and experts. In Part 3, David asks us the question 'What could we do differently?' and offers some considered insights into spacing and interleaving, the testing effect, the generation effect, reducing feedback and why difficult is desirable. While Part 4 challenges us to consider 'What else might we be getting wrong?'; cogitating formative assessment, lesson observation, grit and growth, differentiation, praise, motivation and creativity.

Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong

Author : Paul Chaat Smith
ISBN : 9780816656011
Genre : Art
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In this sweeping work of memoir and commentary, leading cultural critic Paul Chaat Smith illustrates with dry wit and brutal honesty the contradictions of life in “the Indian business.” Raised in suburban Maryland and Oklahoma, Smith dove head first into the political radicalism of the 1970s, working with the American Indian Movement until it dissolved into dysfunction and infighting. Afterward he lived in New York, the city of choice for political exiles, and eventually arrived in Washington, D.C., at the newly minted National Museum of the American Indian (“a bad idea whose time has come”) as a curator. In his journey from fighting activist to federal employee, Smith tells us he has discovered at least two things: there is no one true representation of the American Indian experience, and even the best of intentions sometimes ends in catastrophe. Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong is a highly entertaining and, at times, searing critique of the deeply disputed role of American Indians in the United States. In “A Place Called Irony,” Smith whizzes through his early life, showing us the ironic pop culture signposts that marked this Native American's coming of age in suburbia: “We would order Chinese food and slap a favorite video into the machine—the Grammy Awards or a Reagan press conference—and argue about Cyndi Lauper or who should coach the Knicks.” In “Lost in Translation,” Smith explores why American Indians are so often misunderstood and misrepresented in today's media: “We're lousy television.” In “Every Picture Tells a Story,” Smith remembers his Comanche grandfather as he muses on the images of American Indians as “a half-remembered presence, both comforting and dangerous, lurking just below the surface.” Smith walks this tightrope between comforting and dangerous, offering unrepentant skepticism and, ultimately, empathy. “This book is called Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong, but it's a book title, folks, not to be taken literally. Of course I don't mean everything, just most things. And 'you' really means we, as in all of us.”

Everything You Know Is Still Wrong

Author : Lloyd Pye
ISBN : 1522854452
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"Everything You Know Is STILL Wrong" updates and expands on Lloyd Pye's ground-breaking theories. He explains how everything from our understanding of the formation of planet Earth to macroevolution is based on theories that only tell part of the story and may not be entirely accurate. Central to the book is "Intervention Theory", the controversial but surprisingly fact-based idea that aliens intervened in Earth's early history to build life as we know it.Twenty years after the original "Everything You Know Is Wrong" was published (in 1997), science has dramatically advanced our knowledge and understanding. Yet much of what we think we all know is actually nothing more than theories based on flawed assumptions that can actually be proved wrong... And that proof is referenced in the pages of "Everything You Know Is STILL Wrong". Lloyd Pye sadly passed away in 2013, but the copious notes and drafts that he left behind have been diligently pieced together and supplemented with new discoveries and up-to-date facts. Although this book is intended to be an updated version of the original, this new edition truly stands alone as an almost completely new work.Over 600 pagesOver 150 Black & White ImagesPaperback

Everything You Know About The Human Body Is Wrong

Author : Matt Brown
ISBN : 1849944318
Genre : Science
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A highly entertaining book debunking the many myths about the human body. Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong debunks the scientific myths we all take for granted. Written by author Matt Brown in his trademark humourous style, this book takes you through all the facts we thought true, from bodily blunders, medical mis-quotes and curious cures. Does giving kids sugar make them go hyper-active? Not at all – there is no proven link! Is there such a thing as being 'double-jointed'? And is it dangerous to swim after eating? Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong shatters a range of illusions we have accepted unquestioningly since childhood and demystifies this most puzzling of subjects.

The Eclectic Magazine Of Foreign Literature Science And Art

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The American Phrenological Journal And Repository Of Science Literature And General Intelligence

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Genre : Phrenology
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Everything You Know About Love And Sex Is Wrong

Author : Pepper Schwartz
ISBN : 0399146555
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Reveals common myths regarding dating, sex, marriage, cohabitation, and communication, and offers tips on acheiving fulfilling relationships.

Everything You Know Is Wrong Human Evolution

Author : Lloyd Pye
ISBN : 0966013417
Genre : Science
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Everything You Know About Business Is Wrong

Author : Alastair Dryburgh
ISBN : 9780755361748
Genre : Business & Economics
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To be brilliant in business you have to dare to be different. It means going against the grain, taking risks and never giving up despite the challenges hurled at you. EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG is the bible for the unconventional business brain who won't accept anything but excellence. Based on the ideas in the author's pithy column 'Don't You Believe It' for Management Today, Alastair Dryburgh takes modern business myths and blows them apart. Did you know that: Cost cutting is a bad way to boost profits? That you shouldn't always give 110%? Incentives don't encourage people to do useful things? So much of what we learn about business is plain wrong. It's time to challenge your assumptions and learn about the things that will help you be successful.

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