The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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Headline Book Publishing, 1996 - Parapsychology - 436 pages
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A wonderful introduction to skepticism. - Goodreads
A fast read with some really good insights and quotes. - Goodreads
a bit preachy, but Sagan is a good writer. - Goodreads
Easy to read and definitely enjoyable. - Goodreads
Liked the premise and message, and I love Carl Sagan. - Goodreads
His criticisms are fair & well-researched. - Goodreads

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“We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology ... Read full review

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User Review  - Timali Loku - Goodreads

Tiresome. Hard to get through. Too much talk about UFOs and alien abductions,so I didn't find it worth my time to read all of it. If you already know about and respect the scientific method and know ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

A respected planetary scientist best known outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in 1954, a B.S. in 1955, and a M.S. in 1956 in physics as well as a Ph.D. in 1960 in astronomy and astrophysics. He has several early scholarly achievements including the experimental demonstration of the synthesis of the energy-carrying molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in primitive-earth experiments. Another was the proposal that the greenhouse effect explained the high temperature of the surface of Venus. He was also one of the driving forces behind the mission of the U.S. satellite Viking to the surface of Mars. He was part of a team that investigated the effects of nuclear war on the earth's climate - the "nuclear winter" scenario. Sagan's role in developing the "Cosmos" series, one of the most successful series of any kind to be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System, and his book The Dragons of Eden (1977) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He also wrote the novel Contact, which was made into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He died from pneumonia on December 20, 1996.

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