Saturday, September 24, 2005

Book Review: The Skeptic's Dictionary

The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions & Dangerous Delusions is a wonderful compendium of around 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics from acupuncture to zombies. Robert Carroll is the Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Sacramento City College in California. He has a web site, which receives more than half a million hits every month. It is absolutely incredible what people will believe -- and this even includes some Christians. This book is a necessary reference in a day and age when more and more bizarre beliefs seem to appear on the horizon. If you want up-to-date information and evaluation of things such as alternative medicine; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic then you couldn't do better than to have this book in your library. Make sure, of course, that you think critically about what you read in this dictionary, too! Related Links

No comments:

Post a Comment