Skeptophilia: Fighting Gullibility With Sarcasm [NOOK Book]

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Shakespeare famously had Hamlet say to Horatio that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy. P. T. Barnum, on the other hand, claimed that there's a sucker born every minute. If you put these two concepts together, and stir well, you get the world of woo-woo -- the oddball assortment of crazy ideas and loony theories that encompass such disparate realms as homeopathy, astrology, crystal energies, Bigfoot ...
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Overview

Shakespeare famously had Hamlet say to Horatio that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy. P. T. Barnum, on the other hand, claimed that there's a sucker born every minute. If you put these two concepts together, and stir well, you get the world of woo-woo -- the oddball assortment of crazy ideas and loony theories that encompass such disparate realms as homeopathy, astrology, crystal energies, Bigfoot sightings, aliens, and why people keep seeing the face of Jesus on grilled cheese sandwiches.

"Skeptophilia" is a skeptic's view of this world -- usually wry, sometimes puzzled, often funny, this collection of 120 essays looks at why people believe odd, counterfactual, unscientific ideas, many times even in the face of evidence to the contrary.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014617734
  • Publisher: Gordon Bonnet
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 600 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Bonnet has spent 25 years teaching science and critical thinking in the public school system. He is a writer both of fiction and non-fiction, and writes daily on the blog "Skeptophilia," from which this collection of essays was drawn.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Pages missing!

    PAGES 101 THROUGH 151 WERE ABDUCTED BY ALIENS FROM ATLANTIS TRAVELING VIA THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE ON THEIR WAY TO THE 12/21/2012 PARTY ON NIBURON WITH MY NOOK TABLET! WHICH REALLY SVCKS - THE MISSING PAGES, and that they didnt invite me.
    Other than that, a really REALLY good book

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