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

by Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.

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"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... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The most precious thing
  • Science and hope
  • The man in the moon and the face on mars
  • Aliens
  • Spoofing and secrecy
  • Hallucinations
  • The demon-haunted world
  • On the distinction between true and false visions
  • Therapy
  • The dragon in my garage
  • The city of grief
  • The fine art of baloney detection
  • Obsessed with reality
  • Antiscience
  • Newton's sleep
  • When scientists know sin
  • The marriage of skepticism and wonder
  • The wind makes dust
  • No such things as a dumb question
  • House on fire
  • The path to freedom
  • Significance junkies
  • Maxwell and the nerds
  • Science and witchcraft
  • Real patriots ask questions.
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