An all-encompassing information to skeptical pondering from podcast host and tutorial neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls “the excellent primer for anybody who needs to separate truth from fiction.”
It is intimidating to notice that we stay in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed information. There actually aren’t any final authority figures – nobody has the secret, and there’s no place to search for the definitive solutions to our questions (not even Google).
Luckily, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is your map by way of this maze of recent life. Here Dr. Steven Novella – together with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein – will clarify the tenets of skeptical pondering and debunk a few of the largest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories – from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You’ll study the distinction between science and pseudoscience, important essential pondering abilities, methods to talk about conspiracy theories with that loopy co-employee of yours, and the way to fight sloppy reasoning, unhealthy arguments, and superstitious pondering.
So are you prepared to be a part of them on an epic scientific quest, one which has taken us from huddling in darkish caves to setting foot on the moon? (Yes, we actually did that.) Don’t Panic! With The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, we are able to do that collectively.
“Thorough, informative, and enlightening, The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe inoculates you in opposition to the frailties and shortcomings of human cognition. If this guide doesn’t turn out to be required studying for us all, we might effectively see fashionable civilization unravel earlier than our eyes.” (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
“In this age of actual and faux data, your capacity to motive, to suppose in scientifically skeptical style, is the most vital talent you’ll be able to have. Read The Skeptics’ Guide Universe; get higher at reasoning. And if this declare about the significance of motive is improper, The Skeptics’ Guide will enable you to determine that out, too.” (Bill Nye)
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