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Demon-Haunted World
Science as a Candle in the Dark
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

Demon-Haunted World .

Category: Science - Philosophy & Social; Science - Reference; Science - Methodology
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 1997
Price: $17.00
Can. Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40946-1 (0-345-40946-9)
Pages: 480
Also available as an eBook.



 
Are we on the brink of a new Dark Age of irrationality and superstition? Sagan decries the current popularity of various "New Age" philosophies and healing practices and argues forcefully that scientific thinking is necessary to safeguard our democratic institutions and our technological civilization.  

Rich with moving human stories, including his own childhood experiences, Sagan shows us how the method of scientific thought can cut through prejudice and hysteria to uncover the truth.  He convincingly debunks "alien abduction", "channelers", faith-healer fraud, the "face" on Mars, and much else.  At the same time, he refutes arguments that science destroys spirituality, asks why scientific study is often stigmatized, discusses the dangers of the misuse of science, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious, and other issues.





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