This Gullible World

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Tate Publishing, 2011 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Set in 1970,This Gullible Worldinvolves a lengthy and entertaining conversation between an intellectual father and his inquisitive son. This engaging father-son exchange discusses many thought-provoking and challenging questions about how and why many people in the world are gullible. Such contentious subjects discussed include religion, politics, and astrology, as well as science and medicine. The father, a scholarly and well-read medical doctor, is very opinionated about the distinctive subjects he discusses. Firm in his remarkable beliefs, he carries on the stimulating discussion with his son, hoping to stimulate his curious mind, and, in the process, he may perhaps stimulate your mind as well. Dr. Arthur Raynolds will take you on an extraordinary journey while explaining the gullible nature of people. From fortune-tellers, to cults and cult leaders, to the extreme quackery of practices in the medical field, you will learn about the gullible behavior and actions of others. He also explains, to the best of his knowledge, why he believes people fall for gullible behavior and what people can do to educate themselves so that they will not be duped into believing the seemingly unbelievable. Plunge into this exceptional and unique book and find out for yourself what this peculiar father and son duo have to say aboutThis Gullible World.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Healthy Skepticism
14
Belief and the Brain Barrier
25
Unknowables Unprovables and Incomprehensibles
33
The Evolution of Christianity
51
Angels Witches and Demons
73
The Problem with Astrology
87
A Glimpse at Numerology Phrenology and Theosophy
98
The Work of a Medium
107
Superstitious or Safe  or Just Stupid?
119
An Examination of Popular Hoaxes
135
Care for a CureAll? A Look at Quackery
161
You Have a Choice
190
A Final Consideration of the Things That Aint So
215
About Arthur Hidden Raynolds MD
227
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