Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

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Vintage Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
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Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric Nobel-Prize winning scientist. Kary Mullis is legendary for his invention of PCR, which redefined the world of DNA, genetics, and forensic science. He is also a surfer, a veteran of Berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only Nobel laureate to describe a possible encounter with aliens. A scientist of boundless curiosity, he refuses to accept any proposition based on secondhand or hearsay evidence, and always looks for the "money trail" when scientists make announcements.

Mullis writes with passion and humor about a wide range of topics: from global warming to the O. J. Simpson trial, from poisonous spiders to HIV, from scientific method to astrology. Dancing Naked in the Mind Field challenges us to question the authority of scientific dogma even as it reveals the workings of an uncannily original scientific mind.

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Review: Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

User Review  - Manolya - Goodreads

Does HIV really cause AIDS? Are we responsible for the climate change on earth? In the beginning, I really wanted to put the book back into the bookshelf. Since I am also a scientist, I was somehow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul V. - Goodreads

A brief, hilarious and often provocative book by the Nobel Prize winner who invented the polymerase chain reaction, which greatly improved DNA analysis and eventually launched many crime shows. The ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Kary Mullins lives in La Jolla and Anderson Valley, California.

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