Yes, We Have No Neutrons: An Eye-Opening Tour through the Twists and Turns of Bad Science, by A.K. Dewdney
Reviewed by Dieter Britz

This is a book describing what Dewdney regards as several scientific fiascos, or examples of pseudo-science. These are N-rays, IQ, Freud, SETI, AI (in particular, neural networks), cold fusion, Biosphere 2 and the Bell Curve. The theme is the Sorcerer's Apprentice, i.e. someone who has a smattering of science but lets it get out of hand. Unfortunately Dewdney is least well informed on cold fusion and that chapter abounds with errors. His reference material on CNF seems to have a cutoff at 1993 (even though this book is from 1997). His message on cold fusion is that F&P did not act scientifically, despite being real and capable scientists. This is of course an overstatement and due to the author's misunderstanding of what F&P did (and did not do). He does make a valid point with F&P's use of the phrase "aneutronic nuclear process", this being an evasion, not a scientific explanation. The book seems to be more solid in the other chapters - as far as this reviewer can tell.