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Author Novella, Steven, author.

Title The skeptics' guide to the universe : how to know what 's really real in a world increasingly full of fake / Dr. Steven Novella with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

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 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  500 NOVELLA    Check Shelf
Edition First trade paperback edition.
Description xx, 506 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary We live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures--no one has the secret, and there is no place to look up the definitive answers to our questions (not even Google). In this book, the authors explain the tenets of skeptical thinking, and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories. You'll learn critical thinking skills, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking. -- adapted from Amazon.com summary.
"It is intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures--no one has the secret, and there is no place to look up the definitive answers to our questions (not even Google). Luckily, THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella--along with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein--will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories--from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking. "--Amazon.com.
Subject Science -- Popular works.
Errors, Scientific -- Popular works.
Errors, Scientific. (OCoLC)fst00915044
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author Novella, Bob, author.
Santa Maria, Cara, 1983- author.
Novella, Jay, author.
Bernstein, Evan, author.
Added Title How to know what 's really real in a world increasingly full of fake
ISBN 9781538760529 (paperback)
1538760525 (paperback)
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