30 July 2007

A worthy public service project

Thanks to Marginal Revolution for the pointer to Biologists Helping Bookstores ("Reshelving pseudo-scientific nonsense since 2007"):

It is my mission to correctly re-shelve books to the appropriate section of the bookstore.

For example, "Darwin's Black Box", the famous pseudo-science book by the non-evolutionary non-scientist Michael Behe, should not be in the "Evolutionary Biology" section, but something more appropriate, such as "New Age", "Religion", "Christianity", or even "Fiction". You get the idea.

Although I am not, by training, a scientist, I nevertheless accept the author's invitation to join in on this potentially powerful campaign. Colorado bookstores, red alert! Another great candidate for recategorization: neuroscience books written by self-help authors.