By Carl Sagan
"A excellent ebook . . . A lively safeguard of technology . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this e-book is a manifesto for transparent thought."
*Los Angeles Times
"POWERFUL . . . A stirring security of proficient rationality. . . wealthy in amazing info and lovely writing."
*The Washington publish booklet World
How do we make clever judgements approximately our more and more technology-driven lives if we do not comprehend the variation among the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of technological know-how? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and amazing astronomer Carl Sagan argues that clinical pondering is necessary not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very health of our democratic institutions.
Casting a large internet via background and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the previous as witchcraft, religion therapeutic, demons, and UFOs. And but, disturbingly, in ultra-modern so-called details age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with tales of alien abduction, channeling previous lives, and communal hallucinations commanding transforming into awareness and admire. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren tune of unreason isn't just a cultural flawed flip yet a perilous plunge into darkness that threatens our most simple freedoms.
"A transparent imaginative and prescient of what reliable technological know-how potential and why it makes a distinction. . . . A testimonial to the facility of technological know-how and a caution of the risks of unrestrained credulity."
*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle