The Demon-Haunted World .

The Demon-Haunted World
(Science as a Candle in the Dark)
By - Carl Sagan, 1995
Random House
ISBN 001.9-dc20 95-34076

This book presents a rigorous analysis of how the scientific method has shed light on the prejudice and hysteria that has darkened so much of human history and how the perspective of the scientific method must be maintained to safeguard the democratic institutions and our technical civilization.

There is extensive discussion of "alien abduction," " channelling," faith healer frauds, the "face" on Mars, and many of the less than rational diversions our society has fallen prey to over the ages.

In particular, the author presents a detailed "baloney detection kit" to facilitate separating the fallacious or fraudulent arguments from reality.

E. Stiltner

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