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UFO abductions, television psychics, paranormal phenomena, skeptics and believers alike, find themselves debating truths and lies in the strange web of pseudoscience and the occult. With everyday normal life moving too fast to comprehend, people are turning to the bizarre and wacky for comfort. Now, director of the Skeptics Society Michael Shermer explores the very human reasons why we find other worldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. The eternal search for meaning and spiritual fulfillment leads us astray by extraordinary claims and controversial ideas, particularly those in the realms of superstition and the supernatural. This celebrates the scientific spirit and the joy to be found in rationally exploring the world's greatest mysteries. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Keifario | 5/17/2011

    " Shermer is skeptical, that is until something is politically incorrect. Then his skepticism and search for truth magically disappears. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chazz | 2/16/2011

    " Not a great book, but I liked the chapter on why people think they win at gambling more than they do. Most of the chapters dealt with hokum I would never fall for, though, such as Holocaust deniers and UFO believers. Pretty interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Randa | 2/8/2011

    " An amazing book, I actually listened to it as an audio-book and it was great. Has a lot of facts and clarifies a lot :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave | 1/28/2011

    " An important book. Shermer articulates a schema to explain the persistence of irrational beliefs and the difficulty of conceptual change. I've since also read the revised edition that includes the chapter "Why SMART People Believe Weird Things". "

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