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The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark

Carl Sagan Seth MacFarlane Ann Druyan Cary Elwes



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Bolinda/Brilliance Audio
28 July 2017
Humanities; Astronomy, space & time
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.
By:   Carl Sagan
Read by:   Seth MacFarlane, Ann Druyan, Cary Elwes
Imprint:   Bolinda/Brilliance Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:   9781543616958
ISBN 10:   154361695X
Publication Date:   28 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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