Why People Believe Weird Things

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edited July 2010 in Life
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_People_Believe_Weird_Things"]Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
According to Reason magazine, "Shermer's episodic book covers a wide range of subjects, in a wide range of manners. He takes ritual jabs at such old debunker punching bags as ESP and UFOs (through UFOlogy's newest twist, alien abduction of humans). You'll also find cogent debunkings of strange phenomena such as fire walking and psychics who can discover "unknowable" facts about strangers. The longest sections of the book take on the more-substantive issues of creationism and Holocaust denial."[2] It was given 4 out of 5 stars by popularscience.co.uk, which said "In this classic, originally published in 1997 but reviewed in a new UK edition, he gives a powerful argument for taking the sceptical viewpoint" [3] According to Los Angeles Times, "Shermer's directly written book is the perfect handbook to thrust on anyone you know who has been lured into conforming paranoias that circulate amid the premillenial jitters."[4]

In Soviet Russia, paranormal-science debunks you.
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