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Terrible! This book just demonstrates all the weird things Shermer believes. This book harps on traditional zionist issues: raving about the Holocaust (get over it), raving about genocidal Israel, screaming about Christians, fulminating about religion. This book is getting returned and I'm getting my money back, yep I'm sure Shermer felt that. Within five minutes of reading the book I could already see Mr. Shermer was a bias, apologist for a corrupt, murderous regime in Israel. This "book" has no literary value or academic value. VIVA PALESTINE!!!! JESUS IS LORD!!!  

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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  - Arun Mahendrakar - Goodreads

The aim of the book is to enable you to think critically. The most common argument of creationists is that it is either Evolution or it is Creationism. Since Evolution doesn't offer answers to all ... 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

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