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

Author: Michael ShermerPublisher: Holt PaperbacksPublished: 9/1/2002Title: Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our TimeFormat: PaperbackPage Count: 384Goodreads Rating: 3.87Goodreads ID: 89281ISBN13: 9780805070897ISBN: 9780805070897Goodreads URL: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89281.Why_People_Believe_Weird_ThingsRevised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, Read more…

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

Author: Michael ShermerPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinPublished: 8/7/2012Title: The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as TruthsFormat: PaperbackPage Count: 400Goodreads Rating: 3.92Goodreads ID: 12993377ISBN13: 9781250008800ISBN: 9781250008800Goodreads URL: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12993377-the-believing-brainSynthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer upends the traditional Read more…

The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense

Author: Michael ShermerPublishers: Oxford University Press, USAPublished: 9/1/2002Title: The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets NonsenseFormat: PaperbackPage Count: 368Goodreads Rating: 3.59Goodreads ID: 83584ISBN13: 9780195157987ISBN: 9780195157987Goodreads URL: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/83584.The_Borderlands_of_ScienceIn The Borderlands of Science, Michael Shermer takes us to the place where real science, borderline science–and just plain nonsense–collide. Shermer argues that while Read more…