By Carl Sagan
"A wonderful ebook . . . A lively protection of technology . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this ebook is a manifesto for transparent thought."
*Los Angeles Times
"POWERFUL . . . A stirring safeguard of proficient rationality. . . wealthy in astonishing info and lovely writing."
*The Washington put up e-book World
How will 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 technology? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and individual astronomer Carl Sagan argues that clinical considering is important not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very overall healthiness of our democratic institutions.
Casting a large web via historical past and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the prior as witchcraft, religion therapeutic, demons, and UFOs. And but, disturbingly, in state-of-the-art so-called info age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with tales of alien abduction, channeling earlier lives, and communal hallucinations commanding starting to be awareness and admire. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren music of unreason isn't just a cultural mistaken 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 ability of technological know-how and a caution of the hazards of unrestrained credulity."
*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle