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Blakeslee, Sandra. October 13, 1998. Placebos prove so powerful even experts are surprised. The New York Times. Ruling out a placebo effect is crucial in the analysis of new treatments.

Lewis, Ricki. 2001. Discovery: Windows on the Life Sciences. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Science. The "stories" of discovery behind several hot topics in biology today illustrate scientific inquiry.

Miller, Patrick J. O., Nicoletta Biassoni, Amy Samuels, and Peter L. Tyack. June 22, 2000. Whale songs lengthen in response to sonar. Nature, vol. 405, p. 903. Whale communication may be similar to elephant communication.

Rensberger, Boyce. July 7, 2000. The nature of evidence. Science, vol. 289, p. 61. The public often confuses scientific evidence with belief.

Sagan, Carl. 1996. The Demon-Haunted World. New York: Ballantine Books. A guide to distinguishing science from nonscience.

Zivin, Justin A. April 2000. Understanding clinical trials. Scientific American, vol. 282, p. 69. Clinical trials to evaluate new medical treatments apply scientific inquiry and analysis of data.

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