Initial Publication Date: July 24, 2013


Popular Science Books
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson (2003), Random House Publishers, 560 p.

Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy - By Dennis Overbye, New York Times, January 26, 2009.

Cargo Cult Science - Adapted from the Caltech commencement address given in 1974 by Richard P. Feynman
Cargo Cult Science Reading Guide (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 82kB Oct24 11)
Cargo Cult Science Notes (Microsoft Word 26kB Oct24 11)

Why People Believe Weird Things - Michael Shermer (2002), Macmillan Publishers, 349 p.

Uncertain Science... Uncertain World by Henry N. Pollack (2003), Cambridge University Press, 256 p.

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change - Naomi Oreskes, Science, December 3, 2004.

The Contrary Mapmaker - Stephen S. Hall, New York Times Magazine, December 31, 2006.


Making Sense of Science Reporting - By Deborah Howell, Washington Post, December 7, 2008.

The Social Worlds of Higher Education: Handbook for Teaching in A New Century - Bernice Pescosolido and Ronald Aminzade (1999), Sage Publishers, 672 p.

Excerpts from Natural Theology by William Paley (1800).

Social Values and the Governance of Science - George Gaskell, Edna Einsiedel, William Hallman, Susanna Hornig Priest, Jonathan Jackson, and Johannus Olsthoorn, Science, March 3, 2006.

Making the paper Redouan Bshary and Olof Leimar, Nature, October 16, 2008.