By Carl Sagan
"A excellent booklet . . . A lively protection of technological know-how . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this ebook is a manifesto for transparent thought."
*Los Angeles Times
"POWERFUL . . . A stirring safeguard of expert rationality. . . wealthy in dazzling info and lovely writing."
*The Washington put up e-book World
How do 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 distinct astronomer Carl Sagan argues that clinical pondering is necessary not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very healthiness of our democratic institutions.
Casting a large web via historical past and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the previous 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 turning out to be recognition and admire. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren track of unreason is not only a cultural improper flip yet a perilous plunge into darkness that threatens our most simple freedoms.
"A transparent imaginative and prescient of what solid technology ability and why it makes a distinction. . . . A testimonial to the facility of technology and a caution of the hazards of unrestrained credulity."
*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle