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An edition of The Demon-Haunted World (1995)

The Demon-Haunted World

Science as a Candle in the Dark

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An edition of The Demon-Haunted World (1995)

The Demon-Haunted World

Science as a Candle in the Dark

  • 4.00 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 63 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 10 Have read
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Publisher
Ballantine
Language
English
Pages
480

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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace

“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

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.

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Mundo Assombrado Pelos Demônios, O
2002, Companhia das Letras
Paperback in Portuguese - 1 edition
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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1997, Headline
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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
February 25, 1997, Ballantine Books
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Cover of: The Demon-Haunted World
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1997, Ballantine
Paperback in English
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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
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Classifications

Library of Congress
Q175 .S215 1995, Q175

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
480

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24969079M
ISBN 10
0345409469
ISBN 13
9780345409461
LCCN
95034076

Excerpts

As I got off the plane, he was waiting for me, holding up a scrap of cardboard with my name scribbled on it.
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One of the great commandments of science is, “Mistrust arguments from authority.”

— The Demon-Haunted World (p. 55). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
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