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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

I wonder if Michael Shermer’s book should have been titled “Why Do People Believe Weird Things” because it is more an exploration than an exposition. Well-researched and documented, the extensive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok. ? I read this in bits, starting on vacation, and then finishing at home between novels. ? Not because it's difficult, but simply because I was busy. ? Anyway, my point is, I don't have a holistic ... Read full review

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User Review  - hcubic - LibraryThing

Generally speaking, if you skipped every book with the word "weird" in the title, you wouldn't be missing much. This is an exception. Michael Shermer teaches the history of science at Occidental ... Read full review

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

There were flashes of okayness, but mostly I was pretty annoyed by this book. Shermer's a lot less condescending than a lot of skeptics, but he still has that attitude of "if I've explained it to you and you still don't agree with me, you're stupid." Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

I remember when I first realized that people believed weird things—religions, superstitions, questionable medicinal remedies, astrology, etc.—I was astonished to say the least. What causes this ... Read full review

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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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All right,a true thinker

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