July, 2009


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Jul 09

The Demon-Haunted World

demonhaunted-worldThe Fine Art of Baloney Detection was originally coined by Carl Sagan in his book The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.

He covers the typical skeptical topics: aliens, visions, faith healing, religion, new age beliefs, etc.  You won’t find too many new arguments against all these types of magical thinking.  You will find a compassionate and intelligent author describing these beliefs and the negative impact they can have on people’s lives and the world in general.

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Jul 09

The Baloney Detection Kit (via Michael Shermer)

“You shouldn’t believe anybody based on authority or whatever position they might have.  You should check it out yourself.”

“You shouldn’t believe anybody based on authority or whatever position they might have.  You should check it out yourself.”

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Jul 09

Rational Focus

Thoughts can be debilitating.