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Why People Believe Weird Things By Michael Shermer

Why People Believe Weird Things

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A survey of a range of irrationalisms, with explanations of their empirical and logical flaws. The book describes the differences between science and pseudo science, and goes on to describe and critique popular contemporary irrationalisms, UFOs, Holocaust denial and Satanic cult conspiracies.

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Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer

This work presents a down-to-earth and sometimes funny survey of a range of contemporary irrationalisms, and explains their empirical and logical flaws. It tackles a variety of topics including creationism, Holocaust denial, race and IQ, cults and alien abductions, and the author looks at the research behind the claims and discredits the pseudoscience involved.

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Table of Contents


Science and skeptisim; pseudoscience and superstitions; evolution and creationism; history and pseudohistory; revolutionaries and heretics.

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GOR001277282
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
1998-11-12
306
0716733870
9780716733874
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