Skeptophilia: Fighting Gullibility With Sarcasm

Skeptophilia: Fighting Gullibility With Sarcasm

by Gordon Bonnet
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Skeptophilia: Fighting Gullibility With Sarcasm by Gordon Bonnet

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014617734
Publisher: Gordon Bonnet
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 614 KB

About 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 More than 1 year ago
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