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This review is from: Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of Our Time (Paperback)
Highly recommended for its logical, scholarly and well-grounded analysis of the human psyche's predilection for belief over rational thought. Shermer's explanation of the purpose of science, and what it is that scientists do, should be required reading for everyone. Purchasers of the 1997 paperback reprint of this book should be aware that there is some text missing at the bottom of pages 218 and 222, which makes Shermer's discussion there difficult to follow. Hopefully this will be corrected in a later edition.