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A crushing blow against pseudoscientists and charlatans,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Shermer presents an excellent analysis of the differences between science and pseudoscience, and reveals in clear terms the underpinnings of the scientific method. Anyone who can read this book and fail to understand the differences between objective science and its antithesis isn't reading very deeply.
Following this introductory material Shermer presents us with a number of concrete examples, including Holocaust denial, UFOlogy, and the "recovered memory" phenomenon. All are presented with clarity, wit, and purpose and illustrate the book's primary topic extremely well.