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The demon-haunted world science as a candle in the dark

"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. "COMPELLING." *USA Today "A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity." *The Sciences "PASSIONATE." *San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • "Science as a Candle in the Dark"@en
  • "Demon-haunted world science as a candle in the dark"@tr
  • "Science as a candle in the dark"
  • "Demon-haunted world/Science as a candle ı̇n the dark"@tr
  • "Ke xue, zhao liang hei an de la zhu"
  • "薩根談UFO, 占星與靈異"
  • "Demon-haunted world"@it
  • "Mo gui pan ju de shi jie"
  • "科学, 照亮黑暗的蜡烛"
  • "Sagen tan UFO, zhan xing yu ling yi"

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  • "Science as a candle in the dark."
  • "Are we on the brink of a new Dark Age of irrationality and superstition? In this stirring, brilliantly argued book, internationally respected scientist Carl Sagan shows how scientific thinking is necessary to safeguard our democratic institutions and our technical civilization. The Demon-Haunted World is more personal and richer in moving and revealing human stories than anything Sagan has previously written. With illustrations from his own childhood experience as well as engrossing tales of discovery, Sagan shows how the method of scientific thought can cut through prejudice and hysteria to uncover the often surprising truth. He convincingly debunks "alien abduction," "channelers," faith-healer fraud, the "face" on Mars, and much else. Along the way , he refutes the arguments that science destroys spirituality or is just another arbitrary belief system, asks why scientific study is often stigmatized, discusses the dangers of the misuse of science, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious, and other issues."
  • ""A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. "COMPELLING." *USA Today "A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity." *The Sciences "PASSIONATE." *San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition."@en

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  • "Popular works"

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  • "Mir, polnyĭ demonov : nauka - kak svecha vo t'me"
  • "魔鬼盤據的世界 : 薩根談UFO, 占星與靈異"
  • "Il mondo infestato dai demoni : la scienza e il nuovo oscurantismo"
  • "Il mondo infestato dai demoni : la scienza e il nuovo oscurantismo"@it
  • "O mundo assombrado pelos demônios : a ciencia vista como uma vela no escuro"@pt
  • "The demonhaunted world : Science as a candle in the dark"
  • "The Demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark"
  • "The demon-haunted world science as a candle in the dark"
  • "The demon-haunted world science as a candle in the dark"@en
  • "The Demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark"
  • "Der Drache in meiner Garage oder die Kunst der Wissenschaft, Unsinn zu entlarven"
  • "Mo gui pan ju de shi jie : sa gen tanUFO, zhan xing yu ling yi"
  • "魔鬼盤據的世界 : 薩根談UFO,占星與靈異"
  • "The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark"
  • "The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark"@en
  • "The demon-haunted world"
  • "Mo gui chu mo de shi jie : ke xue, zhao liang hei an de la zhu = The demon-haunted world"
  • "O mundo assombrado pelos demônios : a ciência vista como uma vela no escuro"
  • "Mo gui pan ju di shi jie : Sagen tan UFO, zhan xing yu ling yi"
  • "魔鬼出沒的世界 : 科学, 照亮黑暗的蜡烛 = The demon-haunted world"
  • "Thế giới bị quỷ ám = kho hoc như ngọn nến trong đêm"
  • "魔鬼出沒的世界 科学, 照亮黑暗的蜡烛"
  • "Svijet progonjen demonima : znanost kao svijeća u tami"
  • "Karanlık bir dünyada bilimin mum ışığı = The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark"
  • "Mundo assombrado pelos demonios : a ciencia vista como uma vela no escuro"@pt
  • "Mo gui chu mo de shi jie ke xue, zhao liang hei an de la zhu"
  • "The Demon-Haunted World : Science as a candle in the dark"@en
  • "Demon-Haunted World Science as a Candle in the Dark"@en
  • "Svet demonov : znanost kot luč v temi"@sl
  • "Karanlık bir dünyada bilimin mum ışığı"@tr
  • "The Demon-Haunted World"@en

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