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Science for Hippies: An alternative guide to how we know anything at all Paperback – May 6, 2021
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In our recent turbulent times, it sometimes seems like the world has gone mad. In an atmosphere of conspiracy theories and 'alternative facts', trust in experts and authorities is declining and many people just don't know what to believe any more.Science for Hippies is a simple, friendly guide to how we know anything at all. The book explores how science works, why our brains get in the way of understanding the world and how science makes the world a more interesting and beautiful place in which to live.Some sample chapters include:Why intuition is amazing (but often wrong!)Are scientists all in the pay of big corporations?Is there really any such thing as 'natural'?Why do we find it so hard to change our minds?Does science take the magic out of life?We look at the history of science and its misuses, the merits of alternative medicine, the biases built into our brains and why it's not really true to say that everything happens for a reason. Science and rational thinking don't have to only belong to nerds in white lab coats. They're essential tools for anyone who wants to cultivate humility, expand their minds and live their lives with genuine compassion.
- ASIN : B09498DSD3
- Publisher : Independently published (May 6, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 290 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8726530987
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.83 x 0.66 x 8.27 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,231,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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