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The Resource Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time, Michael Shermer ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould

Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time, Michael Shermer ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould

Label
Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time
Title
Why people believe weird things
Title remainder
pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that the search for meaning and spiritual fulfillment often results in the embracing of extraordinary claims and controversial ideas
Writing style
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222975
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.P77
LC item number
S48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pseudoscience
  • Creative ability in science
  • Parapsychology
  • Belief and doubt
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time
Label
Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time, Michael Shermer ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Science and skepticism ; I am therefore I think: a skeptic's manifesto ; The most precious thing we have: the difference between science and pseudoscience ; How thinking goes wrong: twenty-five fallacies that lead us to believe weird things
  • Part 2.
  • Pseudoscience and superstition ; Deviations: the normal, the paranormal, and Edgar Cayce ; Through the invisible: near-death experiences and the quest for immortality ; Abducted!: encounters with aliens ; Epidemics of accusations: medieval and modern witch crazes ; The unlikeliest cult: Ayn Rand, objectivism, and the cult of personality
  • Part 3.
  • Evolution and creationism ; In the beginning: an evening with Duane T. Gish ; Confronting creationists: twenty-five creationist arguments, twenty-five evolutionist answers ; Science defended, science defined: evolution and creationism at the Supreme Court
  • Part 4.
  • History and Pseudohistory ; Doing Donahue: history, censorships, and free speech ; Who says the Holocaust never happened, and why do they say it?: an overview of a movement ; How we know the Holocaust happened: debunking the deniers ; Pigeonholes and continuums: an African-Greek-German-American looks at race
  • Part 5.
  • Hope springs eternal ; Dr. Tipler meets Dr. Pangloss: can science find the best of all possible worlds? ; Why do people believe weird things? ; Why smart people believe weird things
  • Foreword.
  • The positive power of skepticism
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Introduction.
  • Magical mystery tour: The whys and wherefores of weird things
  • Prologue.
  • Next on Oprah
  • Part 1.
Control code
49874665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded.
Extent
xxvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780613916622
Isbn Type
(Topeka)
Lccn
2002068784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Why people believe weird things : pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time, Michael Shermer ; foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Science and skepticism ; I am therefore I think: a skeptic's manifesto ; The most precious thing we have: the difference between science and pseudoscience ; How thinking goes wrong: twenty-five fallacies that lead us to believe weird things
  • Part 2.
  • Pseudoscience and superstition ; Deviations: the normal, the paranormal, and Edgar Cayce ; Through the invisible: near-death experiences and the quest for immortality ; Abducted!: encounters with aliens ; Epidemics of accusations: medieval and modern witch crazes ; The unlikeliest cult: Ayn Rand, objectivism, and the cult of personality
  • Part 3.
  • Evolution and creationism ; In the beginning: an evening with Duane T. Gish ; Confronting creationists: twenty-five creationist arguments, twenty-five evolutionist answers ; Science defended, science defined: evolution and creationism at the Supreme Court
  • Part 4.
  • History and Pseudohistory ; Doing Donahue: history, censorships, and free speech ; Who says the Holocaust never happened, and why do they say it?: an overview of a movement ; How we know the Holocaust happened: debunking the deniers ; Pigeonholes and continuums: an African-Greek-German-American looks at race
  • Part 5.
  • Hope springs eternal ; Dr. Tipler meets Dr. Pangloss: can science find the best of all possible worlds? ; Why do people believe weird things? ; Why smart people believe weird things
  • Foreword.
  • The positive power of skepticism
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Introduction.
  • Magical mystery tour: The whys and wherefores of weird things
  • Prologue.
  • Next on Oprah
  • Part 1.
Control code
49874665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised and expanded.
Extent
xxvi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780613916622
Isbn Type
(Topeka)
Lccn
2002068784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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