50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

Book - 2012
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Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, Harrison invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781616144951
Branch Call Number: 149.73 HARRISO
Characteristics: 458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Mar 04, 2017

Does he cover the religious belief system of Evolution which boiled down is based upon
the lyrics "when you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are"?

qwert123 Nov 22, 2015

This guy takes no time to consider the otherside of the arguement before presenting the counter arguement, and putting creationism in the same camp as bigfoot is hardly right. I think we are all tired of these intellectual sceptics.


May 02, 2015

Maybe it depends on your circle, but the majority of beliefs presented in the book (Bermuda Triangle? Big Foot? UFOs?) are not held by people I know. The author makes a valiant effort to present logical arguments, but I think he is preaching to the choir, as those who are "believers" are unlikely to be persuaded by his facts.

Jul 23, 2014

See also: ... “Cults of Unreason” ... by Christopher Riche Evans .. 1931-1979 .... published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux ... 1974 ... hc ... ISBN-10: 0374133247 ..... ISBN-13: 978-0374133245

miguelloza1230 Nov 26, 2013

This book presents a good overview of skeptical thinking on a fairly broad range of topics and the that book should read in teens and up and no kids allow.


I'm sceptical of the views of this type of perpetual "skeptic," the (British?) type who claim they firmly occupy the intellectual high ground of the "objective," "scientific," and "rational." That's because I used to be one but I came to learn - through scientific study of the Shroud of Turin and the Bible - that I was fundamentally wrong and that we occupy a universe that includes the supernatural. I later came to understand - through investigation of Obama's fraudulent birth certificate - that the masters of the Media have created a Matrix world, deceptive and fake.

P.S. Isn't "Popular" and "That People Think Are True" redundant?

Jul 29, 2012

This book presents a good overview of skeptical thinking on a fairly broad range of topics. The chapters are mostly short and are not predicated on each other so you can skip around. It's a great introduction and presents just enough to get someone who isn't familiar with some of the info to get them thinking. What it lacks in depth it makes up for at the end of each chapter a list of books for further reading is suggested for those who want more in depth information.


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miguelloza1230 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99


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