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

User Review  - Celena O'brien - Goodreads

“Why People Believe Weird Things” by Michael Shermer is a primer on skepticism, written by an author whose once strong religious faith, gave way to down right dubitation. Shermer does his best to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Douglas Florian - Goodreads

Shermer reacts to a wide array of "weird" ideas such as UFO's, the recovered memory movement, holocaust denial, witches, creationism, and cults. But the most riveting chapter for me was "The Ugliest ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Despite a title, foreword, introduction, prologue, and blurb which would all seem to indicate a rather precise and well defined purpose, Shermer's book never really gets around to discussing why ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Raghu - Goodreads

The final four pages of the book summarizes why people believe in weird things quite well. Funnily, the other 270-odd pages deal argues in an orthogonal manner to these propositions made by the author ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Casey - Goodreads

“...no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous, than the fact, which it endeavors to establish.” - David ... Read full review

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