Books  General Natural History  Popular Science 

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

Popular ScienceOut of Print

By: Michael Shermer (Author), Stephen Jay Gould (Foreword By)

306 pages, no illustrations

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Paperback | Nov 1998 | #97250 | ISBN: 0716733870
Out of Print Details

About this book

Why People Believe Weird Things 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.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Most Perfect Thing

NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals

NHBS Price: £27.95 $34/€32 approx

The Genius of Birds

NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

Skeletons: The Extraordinary Form & Function of Bones

NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

The Simple Science of Flight

NHBS Special Offer Price: £12.50 £20.95 (Save £8.45) $15/€14 approx (ends 31/03/2017)