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The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: London : Headline, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0747215545 9780747215547
OCLC Number: 499123600
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 457 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The most precious thing --
Science and hope --
The man in the moon and the face on mars --
Aliens --
Spoofing and secrecy --
Hallucinations --
The demon-haunted world --
On the distinction between true and false visions --
Therapy --
The dragon in my garage --
The city of grief --
The fine art of baloney detection --
Obsessed with reality --
Antiscience --
Newton's sleep --
When scientists know sin --
The marriage of skepticism and wonder --
The wind makes dust --
No such things as a dumb question --
House on fire --
The path to freedom --
Significance junkies --
Maxwell and the nerds --
Science and witchcraft --
Real patriots ask questions --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.

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Scientist Dr Carl Sagan argues that modern tales of the paranormal, such as alien abduction stories, are in fact simply a modern version of fairy tales and only exist in the mind, and asserts that  Read more...

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