The Demon-Haunted World Overview
"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 World
How 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, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.
"A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity."
*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Carl Sagan was added to my favorite authors list, after reading The Demon-Haunted World.
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Ik wilde The Demon-Haunted World lezen, een heel interessant boek.
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Never underestimate The Demon-Haunted World, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
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Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
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fem stjerner for The Demon-Haunted World, tak for Carl Sagan. du er den bedste.
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Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
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rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
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Carl Sagan è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
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Before I read The Demon-Haunted World, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so The Demon-Haunted World stayed on my "TBR Someday".
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Carl Sagan's point of view was so refreshing.
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Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
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Thank you to Carl Sagan for my honest thoughts.
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Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
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Carl Sagan хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Carl Sagan es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. The Demon-Haunted World es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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how to download this ebook???
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