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

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

by Michael Shermer (Author), Michael Shermer (Author), Stephen Jay Gould (Foreword)

Synopsis

This work presents a down-to-earth and sometimes funny survey of a range of contemporary irrationalisms, and explains their empirical and logical flaws. It tackles a variety of topics including creationism, Holocaust denial, race and IQ, cults and alien abductions, and the author looks at the research behind the claims and discredits the pseudoscience involved.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Published: 12 Nov 1998

ISBN 10: 0716733870
ISBN 13: 9780716733874