Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time Revised & enlarged Edition

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“This sparkling book romps over the range of science and anti-science.” ―Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

“Splendid.” ―Vanity Fair

About the Author

Michael Shermer is the author of The Moral Arc, Why People Believe Weird Things, The Believing Brain, and several other books on the evolution of human beliefs and behavior. He is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He lives in Southern California.

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  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks; Revised & enlarged edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0805070893
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0805070897
  • Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.43 x 1.05 x 7.99 inches
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