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Title:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0345409469
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:457
Category:Science, Non fiction, Philosophy, Religion, Skepticism

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology driven lives if we don t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science Pulitzer Prize winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well being of our democratic institutions .

Casting a wide net through history and culture Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft faith healing demons and UFOs And yet disturbingly in today s so called information age pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction channeling past lives and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms

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