The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Demon-Haunted World "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 do...
- Published: 01 April 2000
- Format: Paperback 457 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780345409461 ISBN 10: 0345409469
- Sales rank: 1,962
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Where is the truth?
Carl Sagan a reknown scientist/author brings to light a lot people's biggest fears that are actual pseudoscience and hold no legitimate reason for us to have fear. He is very critical of the those who choose to believe these ideas of paranormal activity,aliens,ghosts and life after death because there is no concrete basis for truth therefore in his mind it doesn't hold significance to exist.In some ways if you don't agree with the ideas of Sagan by the end of this book you will feel insecure about your choices. Also it seems that Sagan pushes for a level of skepticism among readers and the general public to never take anything that is portrayed to them as an automatic truth without personally experimentation within your own right. It takes a particular kind of person to read this because it can be somewhat offensive to read these views of Sagan and the idea that everything that we as a general population is irrelevant an makes us morons in a sense is kind of rude. But, if you hold interest in alien abductions,astrology,the lost city of Atlantis,the bell curve,channeling,crop circles, demons, electromagnetism, ESP, the face on Mars, fairies, faith healing, magic, miracles, prayer, religion, Roswell, satanic rituals, therapy, and, of course, one of his favorite topics, UFOs and extraterrestrials than prepare to have these ideas destroyed before your eyes. by Avi