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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
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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.


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