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

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

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

Revised and Expanded Edition.In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction A no holds barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the Revised and Expanded Edition.In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction A no holds barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices, with than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing In an entirely new chapter, Why Smart People Believe in Weird Things, Michael Shermer takes on science luminaries like physicist Frank Tippler and others, who hide their spiritual beliefs behind the trappings of science.Shermer, science historian and true crusader, also reveals the dangerous side of such illogical thinking, including Holocaust denial, the recovered memory movement, the satanic ritual abuse scare, and other modern crazes Why People Believe Strange Things is an eye opening resource for the most gullible among us and those who want to protect them

Title : Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
Author :  Michael Shermer
Language : English
Isbn : 0805070893
Format : Paperback
Pages : 384 pages

Rating: 4.2

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