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A demonstration of sound sceptical thinking. Very revealing quotes and a number of comparisons teken from everyday life makes it pleasant to read.
This book was a real disappointment.
It seems a potentially fascinating subject, and I generally have a high tolerance for technically complex ideas. Read more
You should read this book if you are interested in the origin of beliefs, i.e., why do humans hold beliefs and systems of beliefs that emerge from the fundamental recognition of... Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by F Sabella
In the first chapter, Wolpert gives an invalid syllogism and says that most people are mistaken about it. Draw the Venn Diagram. He is the one in error. Unforgivable. Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by A. Allinger
This book is rather a chore to read. Part of the problem is that Wolpert is just not a very good writer. He has an unfortunate habit of stating the blindingly obvious (for ex. Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by Cebes
It's a shame, too, because Wolpert has a really interesting idea -- that the fact that humans are driven to explain the causes of the things they see around them, even when they... Read morePublished on November 18, 2008 by Larry L. Orr
Maybe I've read to many books of this type, but I just couldn't find anything major novel and interesting in this book. Read morePublished on September 26, 2008 by ah
Mr. (Dr?) Wolpert admittedly states, with all due candor, that his book has weak evidence (although he inconceivably suggests that this is only "at times"). Read morePublished on October 9, 2007 by Harkius
I read this book as the last of a group of books comprising the recent works of Daniel Dennett (whew! Read morePublished on October 7, 2007 by M. Brooks