Scientific Discovery From the Brilliant to the Bizarre
The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True TaleseBook - 2013
Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically praised debut, How to Dunk a Doughnut. In this new work, he reveals that science sometimes takes a path through the ridiculous and the bizarre to discover that Nature often simply does not follow common sense. One experiment, involving a bed, platform scales, and a dying man, seemed to prove that the soul weighed the same as a slice of bread. But other, no less fanciful experiments and ideas le.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (284 pages)