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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

An all encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast s dryly humorous, accessible style n nIt s intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge There really are no ult

Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

An eye opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress n nIn 1980, Ronald Reagan created one of the dumbest talking points of all time n n I m not a scientist, but n nSince then, politicians have repeatedly committed egregious transgressions against scientific knowledge pr

Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia

In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind uploaders, along with utopians who have attempte

Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect

The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre All these claims are bunk falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies But many people passionately believe one o

Sacred Cows: A Lighthearted Look at Belief and Tradition Around the World

Did you know God forbids the tying of shoelaces on Saturday Or that humans emit an color aura which can only be discerned with a Third Eye That bountiful harvest requires the flinging of a live goat from a church bell tower That instead of wishing upon a star, we can wish upon acow Well into

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away Yet how much of this is mis or even disinformation A lot of it is, and your search engine can t tell the difference As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperate

AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors & Unexplained Phenomena

From the creators of the wildly popular and seriously scientific YouTube channel, AsapSCIENCE, comes entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible answers to the questions you never got to ask in science class.Why do we get hung over What would happen if you stopped sleeping Is binge watching T

Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

Revised and Expanded Edition n nIn 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 80,000 copies in print, Why P

Bad Science

Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an Aqua Detox footbath, releasing her toxins into the water, turning it brown, he thought he d try the same at home Like