By Gardner, Martin
Martin Gardner - the most devastating debunker of scientific fraud and chicanery of our time - is at work again with his keen scepticism, skewering the fallacies of pseudoscience, from Dr Bruno Bettelheim's erroneous theory of autism to the farce of Primal Scream therapy. He exam...ines the bizarre tangents produced by Freudians and deconstructionists in their critiques of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. He also explores such questions as: could Hemmingway have benefited from a class on anger management?; can a man really bend a spoon with his mind?; can time go backwards?; and did the Messiah live in Brooklyn?Read more
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Martin Gardner (1914-2010) is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Lewis Carroll and his work. The author of more than a hundred books, he wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American for twenty-five years and has been hailed by Douglas Hofstadter as one of the great intellects produced in this country in this century.
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