A fight against pseudo-science is held by many scientists of the 20th century. In this book, Carl Sagan Sagan provides a skeptical analysis of several kinds of superstition, fraud, pseudoscience and religious beliefs, such as gods, witches, UFOs and faith healing. However, based on "some experimental support," Sagan calls for serious scrutiny of a handful of seemingly inexplicable phenomena such as reincarnation and psychokinesis, not because he regards them as likely to be true, but because anomalous data deserves close scientific study.
Notes by the publisher:
1. Previously at this site was published only an abridged version (about 5 times shorter in duration).
2. I' ve done great work in dividing this book by chapters - somewhere else on the web you can find only a lumped version.
Preface: My Teachers
1. The Most Precious Thing
2. Science and Hope
3. The Man in the Moon and the Face on Mars
5. Spoofing and Secrecy
7. The Demon-Haunted World
8. On the Distinction Between True and False Visions....
10. The Dragon in My Garage
11. The City of Grief
12. The Fine Art of Baloney Detection
13. Obsessed with Reality
15. Newton's Sleep
16. When Scientists Know Sin
17. The Marriage of Skepticism and Wonder.
18. The Wind Makes Dust
19. No Such Thing as a Dumb Question . . .
20. House on Fire
21. The Path to Freedom
22. Significance Junkies
23. Maxwell and the Nerds
24. Science and Witchcraft
25. Real Patriots Ask Questions
Duration - 14.5 hours.
The textbook is included in the first archive.
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Carl Sagan’s Cosmos - VIDEO SERIES