We live in a modern Dark Age. Faith in pseudoscience is rampant, and belief in the supernatural permeates society at every level. Critical thinking is key to understanding what is truly useful, and what merely distracts from progress and development. This book gives you the tools to sort the solid from the silly, and answer such questions as:
Do military dolphins actually attack and kill divers?
Who was Jack the Ripper?
Can zombie powder actually turn you into a mindless slave?
Was an amputee miraculously healed in the 1600s?
What is truly known about Amelia Earhart’s fate?
Does scientific evidence prove the existence of the Yeti?
Author Brian Dunning hosts the Skeptoid podcast at In this book, he casts his skeptical eye on fifty paranormal, cultural, and supernatural beliefs that are at best foolish, and at worst, deadly.
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