The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

How to Know What's Really Real in A World Increasingly Full of Fake

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"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.
ISBN: 9781538760536
1538760533
9781478988496
9781538760512
Branch Call Number: 500 NOVELLA
Characteristics: xviii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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StephanieOne Apr 17, 2019

Great book. A lot of information to help you critically assess what you hear and read int he news. Only complaint is that it seems super academic in the way it's written. The majority of the people I know who NEED to read a book like this would lose interest about 4 pages in. Maybe use some smaller words, add some pretty pictures, maybe a maze or some crayons to hold their attention?

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WPLWalker
Mar 02, 2019

Great book, especially in an era of "fake news". Check out their weekly podcast "The Skeptics' Guide To The Universe" as well. You'll stay informed about current science and pseudoscience news.

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