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The demon-haunted world [electronic resource] : Science as a Candle in the Dark. Carl Sagan.

Sagan, Carl. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307801043 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011.

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Summary, etc.: "A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." Los Angeles Times"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age,...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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