February 10, 2018

Download PDF by Guy P. Harrison: 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

By Guy P. Harrison

ISBN-10: 1616144955

ISBN-13: 9781616144951

Possibly you recognize a person who swears via the reliability of psychics or who's in usual touch with angels. or even you are looking for a pleasant manner of dissuading an individual from losing cash on a homeopathy healing. otherwise you met somebody at a celebration who insisted the Holocaust by no means occurred or that nobody ever walked at the moon.

How do you discover a delicately persuasive means of steerage humans clear of unfounded ideals, bogus remedies, conspiracy theories, etc? Longtime skeptic man P. Harrison indicates you the way during this down-to-earth, exciting exploration of regularly held impressive claims.

A veteran journalist, Harrison has not just surveyed an unlimited physique of literature, yet has additionally interviewed prime scientists, explored "the so much haunted apartment in America," hung out within the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, or even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien."

Harrison isn't out just to debunk unfounded ideals. anyplace attainable, he provides substitute medical factors, which regularly are much more attention-grabbing than the wildest hypothesis. for instance, tales approximately UFOs and alien abductions lack reliable facts, yet technological know-how offers us lots of purposes to maintain exploring outer house for facts that lifestyles exists somewhere else within the enormous universe. The evidence for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster will be nonexistent, yet scientists are on a regular basis gaining knowledge of new species, a few of that are actually stranger than fiction.

Stressing the buzz of clinical discovery and the valid mysteries and sweetness inherent in truth, Harrison invitations readers to proportion the fun of rational considering and the skeptical method of comparing our amazing global

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This is a matter of compassion for fellow humans and a belief that our world could be better if it were not so blinded and hobbled by superstition and unscientific thinking. I am not being mean and heartless when I explain to someone why alternative medicine is dangerous or how faith healers fool people. Keeping quiet would be mean and heartless. The proper question is not why skeptics protest, but rather how anyone can learn of “child witches” being murdered in Africa and feel no moral obligation to promote skepticism.

More than half (57 percent) of all American adults have at least two paranormal beliefs, and 22 percent say they believe five or more. In Great Britain, 40 percent of British people believe that houses can be haunted and 24 percent believe astrology works. 4 I didn't conduct a scientific survey, but my travels outside the United States leave me with no doubt that belief in claims that are unproven and unlikely to be true are immensely popular. Virtually everywhere I have visited—Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean—I came to the conclusion that an overwhelming majority of people believe in an assortment of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

25. ” 26. ” 27. ” LURE OF THE GODS 28. ” 29. ” 30. ” 31. ” 32. ” 33. ” 34.  “Religions Are Sensible and Safe. ” 36. ” 37. ” 38. ” 39. ” BIZARRE BEINGS 40. ” 41. ” 42. ” 43. ” WEIRD PLACES 44. ” 45. ” 46. ” 47. ” DREAMING OF THE END 48. ” 49. ” 50. ” FAREWELL AND GOOD LUCK NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX Dr. Phil Plait No one is born a skeptic. Kids are natural scientists, though. They love to soak up knowledge, explore, experiment, name things (I can still remember my very young daughter, all those years ago, asking me to name the stars in the sky, one after another).

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