50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
  • 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
  • 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
  • 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
ISBN: 1616144955
EAN13: 9781616144951
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 20, 2011
Pages: 458
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality? asksNeil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author ofAstrophysics for People in a Hurry.I don't know for sure. Buta good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book. Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored the most haunted house in America, frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a contrite Roswell alien. He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation. For example, stories Read More chevron_right

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