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Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer

There are many excellent books out there on skepticism generally, on the specific mistakes we tend to make in our judgments that lead us to believe what isn’t true, and on the more specific questions of CAM and evidence-based health … Continue reading

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The Science of Fear:Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t by Daniel Gardner

The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t-and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger by Daniel Gardner does an outstanding job of explaining and supporting the argument that our ability to assess risks is fundamentally flawed. The basic … Continue reading

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Trick or Treatment-The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine is one of the best-written and most accessible books on the topic available. It is written by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. Ernst is a medical doctor and homeopath with extensive … Continue reading

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