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THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD: SCIENCE AS A CANDLE IN THE DARK

Autor: Sagan, Carl

Editorial: Ballantine Books

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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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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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 ... Ver más
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Nombre THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD: SCIENCE AS A CANDLE IN THE DARK
No. Ref. (SKU) 9780345409461
Editorial Ballantine Books
Género No
Autor Sagan, Carl
ISBN 0345409469
EAN 9780345409461
Idioma Inglés
Año 1997
Formatos Rústico
Número de páginas 480
Edición No
Novedad
Código BMG N/A

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Es un excelente libro para aprender a pensar. Proporciona una mentalidad científica, nos ayuda a reflexionar y analizar cualquier tipo de asuntos, fenómenos o problemas, de diferentes puntos de vista. Orienta hacia como realizar juicios imparciales y a evitar el prejuicio.

11/09/14 Excelente para aprender a pensar. Roberto

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