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unmissable study of why society fails to teach us science,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Demon-haunted World (Paperback)
I am shocked that I am the first reviewer of this book. It is a superb and unmissable study of how, and in some cases why society has failed to guide us out of ignorance. It deals with the emotional and personal drives; the irrational and irresponsible ways in which science has been ignored and more palatable or economically driven ways in which we are spoonfed non truths. It reports the bizarre ways in which we accept the illogical and choose to remain ignorant. It specifies the absolute importance of sceptical thinking and shows how wrong we can go by failing to teach this fundamental thinking tool. An extremely interesting survey of the delusions associated with such popularly held urban truths as Alien abductions, the extra-terrestrial origin of crop circles, and the damage caused by Religious absolutism. You can't afford not to read it if you believe in the quest for greater understanding and personal growth.