❰Ebook❯ ➩ Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time Author Michael Shermer – Uroturk.info

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time Revised And Expanded EditionIn This Age Of Supposed Scientific Enlightenment, Many People Still Believe In Mind Reading, Past Life Regression Theory, New Age Hokum, And Alien Abduction A No Holds Barred Assault On Popular Superstitions And Prejudices, With Than , Copies In Print, Why People Believe Weird Things Debunks These Nonsensical Claims And Explores The Very Human Reasons People Find Otherworldly Phenomena, Conspiracy Theories, And Cults So Appealing In An Entirely New Chapter, Why Smart People Believe In Weird Things, Michael Shermer Takes On Science Luminaries Like Physicist Frank Tippler And Others, Who Hide Their Spiritual Beliefs Behind The Trappings Of ScienceShermer, Science Historian And True Crusader, Also Reveals The Dangerous Side Of Such Illogical Thinking, Including Holocaust Denial, The Recovered Memory Movement, The Satanic Ritual Abuse Scare, And Other Modern Crazes Why People Believe Strange Things Is An Eye Opening Resource For The Most Gullible Among Us And Those Who Want To Protect Them


About the Author: Michael Shermer

Michael Brant Shermer born September 8, 1954 in Glendale, California is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating and debunking pseudoscientific and supernatural claims The Skeptics Society currently has over 55,000 members.Shermer is also the producer and co host of t



10 thoughts on “Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

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    I finished this book and came to the conclusion, the same as the Amish have, if you get someone young enough and you deny them a scientific education they will believe almost anything In other words, brainwash them young when they don t know the difference between reality and fantasy and the big frightening man that will come and get the


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    Like many people, I could hardly believe my eyes when Donald Trump, in the wake of the Orlando shooting, actually went as far as to insinuate that President Obama could in some way have been complicit in causing this appalling hate crime and act of terrorism The idea is so offensive and absurd that you hardly know where to start A common reaction


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    Having spent a fair amount of time on my spiritual path believing things that at best had no evidence and at times were quite outrageous, I ve become very interested in the question that forms the title of this book A former born again Christian who is now head of the Skeptic society, Michael Shermer has written a very readable and compelling exploration


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    This guy is in Australia at the moment for Science Week and I was thinking of going to see him, but this is not really a week in which I can engage in such optional behaviours so, I thought I d get out one of his books instead.And look, it was very good and if it had been the first book I d ever read on scepticism which I think it was written to be than I really wou


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    This is a joint review of this book and How We BelieveShermer postulates that humans have evolved a belief module that helps us find patterns in what appears otherwise to be a meaningless universe Why we feel compelled to find meaning in everything continues to puzzle me Until about four hundred years ago, when the process of science gave us a method to determine the difference bet


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    Audiobook Abridged 3.5 hours Note this is not the Revised and Expanded edition if there even is one for audio I listened to the original audio from 98.Shermer is the founder of The Skeptics Society and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic He knows his stuff In this book, he explores alien abductions, Holocaust denial, the legal history of creationism in science classrooms, and some other things T


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    I don t think I learned why people believe weird things, just that they do which I already knew.It also mentions how these beliefs don t listen to reason, because that was never the point, but the author also proceeds to tell you how to logically refute every moronic argument of creationists or Holocaust denials As if the lack of logical counter arguments was ever the problem.I did enjoy the history of the e


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    Why People believe weird things is something I have also wondered a lot when I hear people talking about ghosts or astrology or God Things are different here in India and you wouldn t find people shouting for creationism or Holocaust deniers here as you neither have prominently christian people here and not too many Jewish people but still we in India have our own laundry list of weird things people believe in It was


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