Richard Lewontin on Carl Sagan and how to think about pseudoscience.
Entries Tagged as 'Cranks'
October 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments
April 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Blog promoting the book Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena at the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory. (Is it me or are subtitles getting longer?)
September 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment
A biography of Jack Parsons, occultist and rocketeer, in comic book form.
May 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments
P.D. Smith, author of Doomsday Men, on mad scientists and the dream of the superweapon.
November 8th, 2007 · 8 Comments
Ben Franklin’s ghost tapped John Murray Spear to build an electrical messiah and save the world. Who was using who?
November 6th, 2007 · 9 Comments
The posthumous adventures of Benjamin Franklin.
July 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off
Takes one to know one? Declassified CIA files (via Wired) on various “cranks, nuts, and screwballs.”
May 28th, 2007 · 33 Comments
In which our hero goes looking for the roots of roleplaying games, and finds the Lost Tribe of Israel instead.
April 29th, 2007 · Comments Off
Christine Garwood on the history of an infamous idea.
September 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment
Technology and democracy in the golden age of the American eccentric.