Science: A Deadly Triangle

America's fascination with the far-out fringes of scientific theory has been amply demonstrated by the phenomenal success of books ranging from Chariots of the Gods?, which contends that the earth was visited by superintelligent extraterrestrial beings in prehistoric times, to The Secret Life of Plants, which argues that plants think, are capable of extrasensory perception, and even possess souls. Now another such literary endeavor has made its way onto the bestseller lists: The Bermuda Triangle (Doubleday; $7.95) by Charles Berlitz, grandson of the language-school founder. Like its predecessors, Triangle takes off from...

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