The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
How to Know What's Really Real in A World Increasingly Full of FakeBook - 2018 | First edition.
"It is intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures--no one has the secret, and there is no place to look up the definitive answers to our questions (not even Google). Luckily, THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella--along with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein--will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories--from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking. "--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 500 NOVELLA
Characteristics: xviii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm