Walk around the room and read the posted experiments from a book entitled Elephants on Acid. On the other side of this sheet you will find a matrix. Summarize. Elephants On Acid And Other Bizarre Experiments Alex Boese - [FREE] [PDF] [ EPUB]. Elephants On Acid And Other Bizarre Experiments Alex Boese [Ebooks]. Elephants on Acid. What happens if you give an elephant LSD? On Friday August 3, , a group of Oklahoma City researchers decided to find out.
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He is the creator of museumofhoaxes. Jul 03, Katarina rated it did not like it. Although there are many well known studies in this book, that might not be new or surprising to the scientifically aware, the author does an excellent job giving a complete picture surrounding a given experiment. I enjoyed this odd book. It's a light and entertaining read, with plenty of references to go deeper if you so choose. I'm glad we're not in the s anymore
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No Downloads. Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Book details 3. Description this book Paperback. If you want to download this book, click link in the last page 5. Even heart breaking. For example, the before mentioned freshly oxygenated injections into a decapitated dog's head was accompanied by an actual picture. I'm serious. There was a picture of a dog's head totally severed from a body.
All that was seen was a lil canine head, features drawn into a tight, heart breaking look of pleading and attached to multiples wires leading off the page. I stared at the picture, horrified, disgusted, SAD. And that wasn't the only picture like that!
To me the pictures that accompanied the creepy experiments were a detriment, they made things that when read about seemed gross and sad but when actually seen Definitely makes it a book you have to be sure to keep away from children!! The book found itself into the hands of a lil girl I babysit for and perhaps scarred her for life. I had to lock the book away in my car and promise over and over that it wasn't real even tho it was!
Shame on me I was lying but u can't explain that to a 3 year old baby girl! So while the subject matter was entertaining enough, my biggest problem lay with the presentation. Everyone knows the don't judge a book by its cover rule, and I've read enough books to know the truth behind the golden book rule but that doesn't mean that I totally exclude all the aesthetic value of a book! I'm a sucker for a pretty book cover Like a lil child, I'm still fascinated by colorful things!!
And this book was just meh. The cover was cute because it had hippie like flowers on it, and I won't deny it was partially the cover that made it so appealing while also the title of course promised interesting subject matter It was printed on very cheap, low quality paper Like they couldn't even use white paper?
It would have looked so much cleaner and more pleasing to the eye had the paper just been plain, tidy white rather than the annoyingly grey not quite white color that it was. Major disappointment in store upon openiqng the book! At least for me. And like I said I know the aesthetics of a book aren't nearly as important as the quality of the subject matter but to me, and to any true book lover out there Even the pictures--which were at times jaw dropping--weren't done justice in black and white.
Or more like black and grey and dark grey. All in all, the book was amusing. Like I said-it served its purpose. For people particularly interested in the subject matter it might be a lil more interesting, but for us average non scientific minds the book holds our attention.
MOST of the time. It's worth having around, and great for picking up every now and again in between other more serious reads. View all 3 comments.
Feb 04, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, I will go so far as to say that book is less about the experiments AND more about the experimenters. Scientists are a strange group of people drinking vomit to prove fellow fever isn't contagious? The book is a nice blend of the horrifying and the humorous. Having taken a basic psychology class I was familiar with quite a few of the experiments detailed in the later chapters--but nonetheless found the book entertaining.
Despite the books whimsical title, the book is at times, very disturbing the fate of the elephants mentioned in the title is very sad , so don't pick this one up thinking it's a constant yuk-fest. This is the Twilight Zone of both science and the scientists. Enjoy the weird. Impulse buy. Couldn't leave it alone after reading that crazy blurb on the back cover.
Besides, I am so loving the cover and that odd title and thinks that it would look great in my living room library section. Part of the blurb that caught my curiosity: Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? But I can't help wondering about the answer to that question.
View all 9 comments. If you have ever taken a basic course in psychology, then you have a good idea of the kind of material found in this book. The author admits this groundwork in his introduction; he is very aware of the nature of his project, and he constantly liv TL: The author admits this groundwork in his introduction; he is very aware of the nature of his project, and he constantly lives up to those expectations throughout the book.
In order to understand this project, and in order to evaluate whether or not you wish to spend time with this book, there are four main things that you should know: Many of these experiments are truly unsettling, but the author presents them in a flippant, airy way that helps to put you at ease. This is absolutely crucial in some sections! See below. While I would not call the tone disrespectful though I could see where other, more sensitive people might , he can get a little too silly from time to time.
If you are not, beware—you may not enjoy your time with this book. To put this another way, if more American textbooks for college courses were written in this tone, I believe we would have more scientists in this country; science is often presented as a sterile investigation into boring questions.
Boese counteracts that notion. You may abstain from this decision, but as Sartre points out that is still making a decision. The fact is that many of these experiments show just how terrible people can act. If you love animals, or if you want to think the best of people, you may wish to avoid this book.
This issue really has nothing to do with Boese, and I think in some ways he is ignorant of the effect that the book will have on a reader.
Again, since this is a presentation of some of the sickest things that people have chosen to dream up and test, the effect can be unsettling. If you wish to avoid the worst of these experiments, skip the very first section on bringing things back to life.
In spite of some of the breezy ways in which Boese presents his subject, you will learn things about human nature here. They range from the mundane Do people project group-exclusion status onto others?
Again, reading many of these experiments will should? Again, the experiments involving reanimation are especially disgusting, though the knowledge that we gained from them may balance out the horrors. You should bring your moral judgments to this book; it encourages you to do so. For instance, when a female scientist was dissuaded from one of her ideas, this discouragement spoke more to the patriarchic environment surrounding the experiment than to the controversial nature of the question itself.
In this way Elephants is also fascinating—it gives us that additional glimpse into the social surroundings that so many sterile textbooks leave out. Science does not happen in a vacuum well, okay, some science happens in a vacuum ; many of the results that we take for granted came as the result of life-threatening situations that others were thrust into.
In this way, Elephants is a great commentary upon just how far science has come. Oct 09, Bagtree rated it did not like it Shelves: The author's sense of humor is extremely grating, and the experiments all seem to fall under either "somewhat eccentric but useful way of answering a valid question" or "stupid and cruel.
Look, scientists can be huge weirdos. Charles Darwin once conducted an experiment to determine whether worms will get distracted from whatever it is worms do if you play the bassoon in their vicinity. THAT is the kin The author's sense of humor is extremely grating, and the experiments all seem to fall under either "somewhat eccentric but useful way of answering a valid question" or "stupid and cruel.
THAT is the kind of wackiness I was looking for here, and that's the kind of wackiness Boese seems to think he's delivering.
But no, it's all "sticking electrodes into gay people's heads to zap them straight" and "making people decapitate live rats just to study their facial expressions as they do it" and the Stanford Prison Experiment. Sep 17, Tammy rated it it was ok. This book is touted as a bathroom book and I think I may have enjoyed it more if I'd read it as such rather than reading it straight through. It consists of brief write ups of bizarre experiments conducted in 10 different categories.
Although I only gave it two stars - it was ok - I really would recommend it as fun li This book is touted as a bathroom book and I think I may have enjoyed it more if I'd read it as such rather than reading it straight through. Although I only gave it two stars - it was ok - I really would recommend it as fun light reading that is also informative - and could provide you with some fun facts to share around the water cooler or at your next cocktail party.
Sep 11, Joseph Mckenna rated it really liked it. An absolutely fantastic book that gives great insight into the odd ends of humanity's pursuit of knowledge as well as some excellent scientific trivia. I highly recommend this book to any who have even a slight interest in general science, especially sociology and psychology. Heck, I really want everyone to give this book at least a try. Although there are many well known studies in this book, that might not be new or surprising to the scientifically aware, the author does an excellent job giving An absolutely fantastic book that gives great insight into the odd ends of humanity's pursuit of knowledge as well as some excellent scientific trivia.
Although there are many well known studies in this book, that might not be new or surprising to the scientifically aware, the author does an excellent job giving a complete picture surrounding a given experiment.
Not only the facts, significance, and controversies surrounding a particular experiment, but more importantly he also goes into great depth, the life and mind of the individual s behind them and the fabulous amount of history involved. On top of this I can assure anyone who reads this book cover to cover, will find at least one story that is both new and will inspire great interest.
The only downside to this book is that the author is a much better historian than he is a writer.
He wrote the book so that it would be easy to pick up and put down at any moment without investing large amounts of time, and it accomplishes this very well. Unfortunately, it also makes the structure and formula for each subject piece very regular to a tee.
So while the humor is sometimes cute and worth a chuckle, it reaches a point where it just makes you roll your eyes and have the mood disrupted. You begin to prepare yourself for silly statements and punchlines thrown in at regular intervals.
Another fair warning to the squeamish and the sensitive, for some reason the author and editor thought it would be a good idea to put the most gruesome and horrible chapter at the very start. It was very hard for me to read this chapter and look at its pictures, even though I was already familiar with most of the experiments. I think it would be better for most to read this chapter later or even at all if you are especially sensitive, as it sets an extremely dark tone for a mostly light hearted book.
Be careful not to judge these people devoted to science too harshly. You must realize that the vast majority of human beings are almost entirely similar to one another in fundamental respects, despite shallow appearances they are very much like anyone else. Our civilization has reaped great benefits from these strange pursuits along with others like it.
It has thrived by leaving limited barriers preventing these inquiring minds. Not that strong ethical standards are not needed! They just are not properly defined at certain historical points, but we cannot and should not simply forget what has already been done in vain. Even if we can not easily see direct relation to important practical application, scientific knowledge is a complicated web where it is difficult to see the progressing path from past to future.
Cutting even single threads can disrupt and distort the entire scope of our scientific understandings. Once again, keep in mind. These scientists were only following natural human forces, from outside and within, of curiosity and ambition, not unlike your own and found in each and every one of us. You might try to cast them off as twisted when you learn of their strange experiments.
In the end it will be the very same element of curiosity that will keep you listening and reading to satisfy your own thirst for knowledge. Jan 07, Eve K rated it did not like it Shelves: I'm so pissed off at myself that I even tried to read this book not once but three times.
The experiments 'documented' should be absolutely and completely condemned by everyone with capacity for rational thought, yet instead they're delighted upon and made money on by some disgusting freak from my nightmares look at his goodreads picture if you don't believe he's got something missing upstairs. I'd give this piece of shit book, which I ripped up at the point the writer started nonchalantly talking about brain damaging a fuckload of cats just to see whether or not they might be able to sleepwalk, negative every single deluded 5 star review it has on this site, if I could.
I genuinely hope the author and every subject "scientist" in this book and anyone else who capitalises and makes jokes on animal suffering burns in hell right next to Hillary Clinton's corpse. Feb 02, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. We had so many books that we had to get rid of a load of them, and so I pinched this one before it went to the charity shops. Better still, go delve into the source material afterwards. Jul 03, Katarina rated it did not like it.
I started to read this with the chapter on relationships, which was setting a good tone to the book and nicely amusing, but after turned to other chapters I had to put it to paper recycling.
As others suggested, the author did not at all fulfill his role in commenting the experiments as sometimes highly unethical and very simply described them I know that the introduction provided his stance that he included experiments that were either very funny or disgusting, or weird, but I started to read this with the chapter on relationships, which was setting a good tone to the book and nicely amusing, but after turned to other chapters I had to put it to paper recycling.
I know that the introduction provided his stance that he included experiments that were either very funny or disgusting, or weird, but the way he provided them in a describing matter were not enough and made me feel very uneasy. Overally, it sounds to me that the author got into these experiments too much and lost a ground in being critical from the distance.
Not cool. Jul 19, Godzilla rated it it was ok Shelves: Another chance pick up from Fopp: I'm not sure what my real beef with the book is though, to be honest. It's laid out in a sensible fashion: Perhaps it's the lame attempt at humour from the author that grated, or the slightly laborious writing style. However, being impartial, there are some interes Another chance pick up from Fopp: However, being impartial, there are some interesting experiments in here, although the author offers little in terms of persepective, and I personally would have laid them out chronologically, to emphasise the progress or lack of made, and how views and approaches have changed.
Jun 05, Neenee rated it liked it Shelves: An entertaining and informative book on bizzare scientific experiments that have been done so far. Some experiments were so disturbing, I had to stop reading for a while or jump to the next chapter. I knew there were inhumane endeavours out there in the name of science but reading them like this definitely made me squirm and quite angry.
The author could address its ethical concerns a little bit more. But I guess that was not the purpose Mr. Boese wrote this. He wanted this book to be light and An entertaining and informative book on bizzare scientific experiments that have been done so far. He wanted this book to be light and not to be taken too seriously. Hence those horrible jokes and puns. Right up my alley, this book filled with weird and sometimes highly unethical experiments in the science world shows readers how, without the weirdos and the trouble makers, science wouldn't be anywhere near as far as it is.
It's a funny book, though the information regarding the experiments is accurate and clear. There's a lot of material here for a psychology student such as me, but just as well for a person interested in the history of science and how the rebels helped it in being born! How to even come up with the ideas for such experimental arrangements. Moreover, who grants that Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review.
Just if you might be interested. A little bit of everything, the author combines in a colorful mix of different curiosities from th How to even come up with the ideas for such experimental arrangements. A little bit of everything, the author combines in a colorful mix of different curiosities from the field of experiments and spices the whole with the not always entirely appropriate bit of humor.
Thus, both frightening and abysmal tests are performed in a similar way as harmless and smiling anecdotes, which is slightly inappropriate from the entertainment point of view. Experiments with animals are in themselves a double-edged case in which advocates always emphasize the well-being of humans in the form of otherwise not so good testable drugs and personal care products, while the opponents consider it morally generally unsustainable.
If besides, the experiments lack any medical and scientific severe relevance, as apparently seems to be the case with some of the tests cited, there can be no question of tolerance or expediency.
Then it is just more sick and pointless. Experiments with humans, unless they cause irreversible mental or physical harm, are voluntary and provide meaningful and usable results, will remain indispensable for a long time to come. In contrast to the borderline drug, sleep deprivation, electroshock and brainwashing experiments of an Ewen Cameron. These were aimed at reprogramming harmless and uninformed people who suffered from depression and other mental health problems.
By wiping out the sick personality and then rebuilding it utilizing motivating tape recordings or, more precisely, failing miserably and leaving psychic wrecks behind. Later, the findings of these, as in dictatorships usual human-seeming experiments, found their way into the instructions for embarrassing interrogation and torture of the CIA in Latin America and other parts of the world.
Milton Friedman's economic logic was also inspired by the insane dogma of total destruction.