Massimo Pigliucci is professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He has written many books, including, most recently, Making Sense of Evolution, with Jonathan Kaplan, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
If you care about how and what we can know, this is a great book to read.
Ironically, he appears to criticize one for too many references and one for not enough; all while discussing science and politics with reference to only two books!
I think that the book would have been much better were the three sections I have referred to were integrated in a much more complimentary fashion.
But Loving it. With so much info overload these days we really need to be understanding this conundrum and getting it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rob0bOy
Professor Pigliucci should stick to philosophy and avoid hard science. He is totally out of his element. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Connecticut Commentator
Taking its title from a phrase coined by philosopher Jeremy Bentham the focus of the book is simply, how can we tell bunk ("Nonsense on Stilts") from science? Prof. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carl_in_Richland
Best book about who we are and where we came from and written so that even a history major can understand it.Published 10 months ago by Ancil K. Nance
A major political party in America has been taken over by the forces of darkness. Purveyors of scientific illiteracy continue to bombard American citizens with their claims about... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul Burnett
I found this book to be easy to read and understand. I feel I have a much better understanding for telling the difference between non-sense and real science now.Published 18 months ago by F. Spohr
Massimo Pugliucci's work explores the demarcation problem of science. The 12 chapters in the book are written like essays which require a thorough reading, not once... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ronald George
A philosophy of science type book about the difference between science, pseudo-science and pure bunk, which is an important subject given the amount of the latter two that are in... Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by weston
Although the author's goal is admirable the book fails to meet a basic target market for his ideas. Although a simplification to be sure, the majority of readers can likely be... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Chad